I have only taken introductory statistics courses, and those were several years ago. I haven't taken any other advanced math courses either, so my math skills are clearly not strong enough to answer questions. I tried to participate by engaging in a softer question, but it is clear I don't even have the knowledge to add meaningful insight there.
I've also tried to contribute by flagging obsolete comments, but scouring older posts for obsolete comments doesn't seem like a good use of my time nor the flag reviewers' time. Furthermore it seems like I don't have a good handle on what is considered obsolete here because I have a 33% decline rate (although a sample size of 6 isn't very large).
I know there are badges for asking questions but seems like all I'm doing is taking without contributing. I don't want to just take if it can be avoided because that seems parasitic, but I don't know how I can contribute without spending years studying statistics first.
Is it possible for me to contribute, or should I just get comfortable with the idea that all I can do is ask questions periodically?
This post is in no way related to my current negative score on my answer to the question linked above. I didn't realize my answer was negative when I posted, and it wouldn't have been a factor regardless.
Nor is this question driven by me feeling mistreated at anytime.