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Why can't I add comment on posts in Stackoverflow.com? It seems that whenever I post a question I can add comments, while on other's posts I cannot comment at all. Why is this so?

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marked as duplicate by Bart, Shadow Wizard, Oded, Martijn Pieters, Andrew Barber Dec 25 '12 at 13:29

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You don't have enough reputation to post comments on questions other than yours.

The privilege is earned at 50 reputation, so only two/four more upvotes to go!

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Oh I see. Even for comments you need reputations! That's good only in a way. Thanks :) –  Shill Dec 25 '12 at 13:00
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@Shill - Well, it means that spammers can't spam without gaining some reputation first. And it is not a huge hurdle - a couple of good answers and you are good to go. –  Oded Dec 25 '12 at 13:01
    
Thanks guys :) appreciate the prompt answer. –  Shill Dec 25 '12 at 13:13
    
@Shill - Looks like you now do have the reputation needed on Stack Overflow. Enjoy your commenting :) –  Oded Dec 25 '12 at 16:01

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