The general consensus seems to be to upvote questions if the person:
- asked a question that wasn't a FAQ
- put some effort into trying to solve the problem themselves
- includes code and references in their post to prove they did #2
- is trying to use perl in a novel way
- worded their question clearly
- has brought up a topic about one of perl's intricate details or inner mysteries
By voting for a post, you are indicating that you feel the person who wrote it is contributing something constructive to the site and showing respect to their fellow monks by putting some effort into their post. This goes for questions and replies. I doubt you're seeing 50+ rep on poorly asked questions.
Update: If we discouraged asking questions, people would stop asking them and we'd have no reason to be here.
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