New users can't ask for clarifications except as answers
Today is my first day using stackoverflow and as such I cannot yet comment - as you need 50 rep points to do so. As such adding answers is my only way to communicate, that I know of.
How would you suggest I interact with the question-asker and prompt for further information without being lambasted by those that have said 50 rep?
(This questions has no newbie or faq or question tag; new is the most appropriate tag I could find - I'd need 1500 rep create a new tag)