The OP of this question told me privately he couldn't up-vote my answer because he had insufficient points. The site wouldn't let him.

When would he?

  • 1
    Awarded at: 15 reputation gis.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/vote-up
    – Mapperz Mod
    Jun 2, 2014 at 18:50
  • @Mapperz: Aha, thanks. And rep required for Accepting and answer? I didn't see that listed. (If not, it seems odd that newcomers cannot accept answers to their own questions.)
    – Martin F
    Jun 2, 2014 at 19:18

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At the Help Center > Privileges page it says, amongst many other things:

15 - vote up - Indicate when questions and answers are useful


1 - create posts - Ask a question or contribute an answer

Although not explicitly stated, my understanding is that as soon as you have the privilege to ask a Question, you also have the privilege to Accept an Answer to it.

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