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I can't comment the original post (red rectangle) and I don't know why.

I can comment the other ones.

What I can't do:

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marked as duplicate by hims056, bluefeet, amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A, LittleBobbyTables, Toon Krijthe Apr 4 '13 at 13:41

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You can comment everywhere only if you have 50+ reputation. Else you can only comment on your posts or if you are the asker of the post –  hims056 Apr 4 '13 at 13:11
    
Cool.. so i can't ask for clarifications.. and i win a thumb down.. cool community here... –  e1che Apr 4 '13 at 13:15
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You make it sound like it's the end of the world for you. Stack Overflow is centered on answering questions, not asking for clarifications. And meta.stackoverflow.com/faq#vote-differences –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Apr 4 '13 at 13:18
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@e1che Not yet, no. 50 reputation shouldn't take too long to obtain if you post some good questions or answers, though. –  Anthony Grist Apr 4 '13 at 13:18
    
@AnthonyGrist Seems like he's got 11 answers with 1 downvote. 50 rep looks a bit far. –  Antony Apr 4 '13 at 13:22
    
@BoltClock'saUnicorn you're right, but sometimes clarifications are needed.. =) –  e1che Apr 4 '13 at 13:23
    
And other times they're not - that's an opportunity for you to actually try to answer the question. –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Apr 4 '13 at 13:25
    
@Antony Well, I did specify that they had to be good questions or answers; looks like he's gained one upvote now at least, so he's 1/5th of the way there. –  Anthony Grist Apr 4 '13 at 13:27
    
@BoltClock'saUnicorn thank you i'll try ;) –  e1che Apr 4 '13 at 13:27
    
@BoltClock'saUnicorn, support questions shouldn't be downvoted (unless they're complete junk/vandalism). It's a bad hole in the Meta system, that we punish new users. –  Lance Roberts Apr 5 '13 at 7:16

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From http://meta.stackexchange.com/a/19757/158761

Who can post comments?

All users may leave comments on their own posts and any answers given to their own questions. Users with at least 50 reputation may comment on any post. (There is no reputation requirement to post comments on MSO.)

Since your user don't have 50 reputation, you can't, for now. But getting 50 reputation on Stackoverflow is not so hard ;)

And don't worry about downvotes. Because upvotes and downvotes different on meta.

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