I signed up for the Android Enthusiast because my tablet has gone goofy. Specifically chrome and firefox. However, I can't ask questions or comment until I have reputation points. But I don't see any way to get points, nor do I know what they are?

It seems the entire internet has lost their minds.

Please explains the points so I can get on with my questions?


You don't need reputation (that's how we call it) to ask questions (or answer them); you can already do that at 1 reputation. You do need 50 reputation to comment.

You gain reputation by asking good questions or providing good answers; other community members can upvote them and you'll get 10 reputation for each upvote. Another common way (where I got most of my reputation from) is to suggest edits to improve existing posts; if one of those edits is approved, you'll get 2 reputation.

For more information, see the Help Center article What is reputation? How do I earn (and lose) it? or this FAQ on Meta Stack Exchange: How does "Reputation" work?

  • Thanks for your quick response and that make sense. I could ask a question on the problem I'm seeing but I've already seen at least two other posts on it, and netiquette dictates that I use existing post/threads rather than recreating a new on that has already been addressed. I have additional info on the problem but I can't comment on it to give the information. Most forums ask for you to RTFM and search before posting new question. That's why I'm confused.
    – user339541
    Jan 3 '21 at 19:09
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    @user339541 this is not a forum but Q&A site (question = problem, answer = solution) only if you know solution you can post it as answer. the comments section is for clarifying (side notes that have meta characteristic)
    – alecxs
    Jan 3 '21 at 19:14

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