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How do comments work?

I mean, comment on a comment? How do I do that?

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marked as duplicate by Anna Lear Dec 8 '11 at 16:43

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I was also wondering how I can comment on a question. Well, now that I found out that I just cannot do it with 1 rep, will this increase my rep..? ;) –  tscho Oct 13 '11 at 19:25

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You need 50 rep to comment globally, unless it's either …

  1. your question

  2. an answer to your question

… in which case you can comment with 1 rep.

Meta has a different ruleset from the other trilogy sites and allows global commenting with 1 rep. All rep levels are documented on the /faq page as usual.

(shamelessly stolen from mmeyers' comment, but he should have left it as an answer!)

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There is no shame when it comes to rep-whoring. –  random Oct 14 '09 at 9:14
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I vote that Jeff must re-allocate a portion of his rep points to those that have made bug and feature suggestions that actually get accepted as a reward :) Then again, when TheTXI has more rep then the site owner.... –  Diago Oct 14 '09 at 9:28
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He's right on the pony's tail. There's no way he'd give up rep now. –  random Oct 14 '09 at 10:34

You have to have 50 reputation before you can leave a comment on stackoverflow, but you only need 1 on meta.

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true with caveats; see my answer –  Jeff Atwood Oct 14 '09 at 9:12

I understand that you mean : To comment not on a question or answer, but on one of theirs comments.


What I've seen, and am doing also, is to prefix my answer with @author, where author is the name of the person who wrote the comment.

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This only works for comments, not answers apparently. –  clst Dec 8 '11 at 16:39

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