Situation: 1) I am an expert software professional 2) I recently found superuser.com from a search engine, because I found a particular Q&A useful
Desire: 1) Vote the two answers as useful
Problem: I am not allowed to because I have to EARN reputation.
Question: As in real life, if we assume the people we meet are reputable, then they do something that causes their reputation to sink, it's understandable when we change our attitude about them.
At superuser.com, why do we have to earn the right to vote? Why not make this same assumption on superuser.com, and if enough people think someone's reputation is bad, their votes can be removed?