StackExchange Esperanto Proposal
Forgive me if you've been inundated by pleas already or have been annoyed by my posting elsewhere (Lernu...).
There's a proposal on StackExchange for an Esperanto Language community. If you're a programmer, you have probably seen StackFlow results turn up in Google searches. There's more to the site though. They cover a wider range of topics than you may already know. Right now Esperanto Language is a community with 70% commitment and needs a push to reach beta.
It has a larger number of beginner/learner, expert, intermediate users than it does those that appear to have only a passing and unrelated interest (such as monero and bitcoin enthusiasts). The largest number of the people committing to the project are first time committers. While they don't have the weight of those with greater reputation on the site and it's array of communities I think it shows promise for a health adoption.
Please take a look and share your thoughts. http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/95499/esperanto-language?referrer=0nJDFMrsC9pHoxlVvlB13g2
I am willing to contribute a lot, but there is no way I can get these 200 reputation points on other stackexchange websites. I don't think I can answer well to any question that is not about Esperanto.
Even committing to the project gets it one step closer. It's one factor where new users carry the same weight as power users. The number of committals is also key to the average score.
Just answer to the questions about Esperanto here http://linguistics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/esperanto you'll get rewarded ;)
I'll try to give you a top-down explanation as I see it, as briefly as I can. First StackExchange is a collection of communities. You join each community individually. In those communities you start a discussion by asking a question.
You gain reputation mostly by providing answers. In this way the site is self-governing through up and down votes. Reputation is the only way to gain more powers on the site. Through increase or decrease in reputation trolls are prevented from having voice or authority. It's not a perfect system mind you but it is one that works well. This keeps the trend towards healthy discussions.
Let me know if this helps.
I see that, one can not answer, if they don't have x amt. of "reputation" pts. Yet you say, "you gain reputation mostly by providing answers". Perhaps you know how to "answer" without the required points.