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50 reputation for making comments is too high

I've joined stack overflow fairly recently, and although I haven't got a chance to give an answer that others haven't give (Though I haven't gone out of my way to find questions).

On several occasions, I've had constructive input that doesn't warrant an answer but would be useful as a comment.

What is the reason for such a high reputation requirement?

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marked as duplicate by Shadow Wizard, Lix, hims056, Manishearth, gnat Dec 19 '12 at 11:35

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50 points is not exactly high. It's easily earned with a few well-placed answers. Or even one good answer, if it comes to that. –  Martijn Pieters Dec 19 '12 at 10:48
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50 points can be earned by 25 accepted suggested-edits –  gnat Dec 19 '12 at 10:57
    
You could always help the community(and receive reputation in exchange) by providing valid edits to posts an answers. –  Luksprog Dec 19 '12 at 10:58
    
Also related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/71368/… –  Shadow Wizard Dec 19 '12 at 11:04
    
@Luksprog Ok, I didn't know about suggested edits –  nishantjr Dec 19 '12 at 11:13

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

If you have the ability to earn 50 reputation, you can comment.

This is just to prevent spam and unwanted comments from inexperienced users.

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50 rep is high reputation its fairly enough imho. It is to prevent spam.

One or two good answer will get you the needed upvotes.

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