In the FAQ, under What is reputation?, there are some privileges summed up. The reputation to be able to comment everywhere has a 'strange' character behind it (†).
At first glance it looks like the rule isn't in effect any more (hence the RIP symbol). Only you will discover it is used as a footnote symbol.
† you can always comment on your questions and answers, and any answers to questions you’ve asked, even with 1 rep.
Can that be changed to an asterisk (*) perhaps (or something less scary ;) )?
The dagger is usually used to indicate a footnote, in the same way an asterisk is. However, the dagger is only used for a second footnote when an asterisk is already used
To further (and better) explain my issue with the dagger symbol:
- It shouldn't be used in the first place (without a preceding asterisk footnote)
- When people just see that symbol it looks the 'function' is obsolete (the other common meaning of the dagger symbol)