I'm not a technical person. I can't answer questions on a Drupal, Joomla or WordPress site.
You don't get many points for asking a question. Is it really feasible for me to get a reputation of 200?
I'm not a technical person and CiviCRM is really my only hobby, so I joined the English Language and Usage site. I answered 11 fairly basic questions over six days and now have a reputation of 325 on that site.
So even if you are a non-techie please try to get you reputation up to 200 on another site so that we can get to the beta stage.
There are Stack Exchange sites on all manner of subjects, from poker to parenting, photography to project management, so you may well find something you can contribute to. Here's a list.
It depends on how active you are. I earned over 200 reputation during my first day on HSM (and that's not even counting the association bonus!). Why is that? After all, I'm no historian, or even a mathematician or scientists. Heck, I'm not even a college student!
The thing is, I was pretty active over that period of 24 hours. I asked a question and answered a few (5). It wasn't too hard to hit the rep limit. By contrast, I joined Skeptics a couple months ago, but didn't do anything besides flagging until a couple weeks ago, when I finally came out of my shell and asked a question. Then my rep shot up.
It really comes down to just how active you are. You don't have to be an expert in the site's topic, but it helps if you know stuff about the things that are on-topic. The choice of participation is all yours. Choose wisely.
Note: That said, don't crank out a bunch of low-quality answers just to gain a lot of rep. Posts should be written from the heart, with the hope of gaining or sharing knowledge. And isn't knowledge one of the most precious things we have?