My name is Laura; I work at Stack Exchange, and I am excited to see you all here. I want to help this community grow and help you all get to know how Stack Exchange works if this is your first time participating in a Stack Exchange community.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to use all of your daily allocated votes for one day.
This site is accumulating a fair amount of good content, both questions and answers. Most these posts, though, have low scores. Voting early and often is essential for new communities. Not only does it indicate which content the community thinks is the best quality, the reputation awarded from upvotes allows you to earn new privileges on the site like editing tags, voting to close low-quality questions, and more.
In addition to that, you can earn some nifty badges for voting:
A lot of you have already earned the supporter badge for casting your first upvote. Great job; you're ready to aim for the next one.
Only three of you have earned the suffrage badge for using 30 votes on questions or answers in a day.*
Let's see how many people can earn these badges over the next week.
Please vote by the same standards you normally would use: vote up well-written, useful content, and vote down content that needs work. It's always nice to propose suggestions for improvement if you vote down, or edit a post if you know enough about the subject to do so.
The more voting that occurs, the easier it is for great content to rise to the top and the easier it is to draw attention to posts that might need a little more love.
Keep up the good work, and good luck!
* a "day" - for the purposes of badges (and most other things on this site) - is based on UTC time, not your own time zone.