I have 40 forum posts, all of which are in the "How do I..." forum with either a question or an answer. I currently have 306 rep. I have no idea how I am supposed to reach 500 reputation.
There have been numerous times where I have tried to post a helpful reply with a .capx file only to get slammed with an error page telling me I do not have the rep required to post links. When I click the back button, I find that my entire post has been erased and I have to retype everything again. Often times I am frustrated and just refuse to retype my helpful comment, meaning my helpful post never sees the light of day.
The reputation requirement for posting links on this forum should be lowered, probably to 250 or so.