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My proposal is for the requirement of 50 rep for commenting be disabled for Meta

I suggest this because most of us use nothing but stackoverflow and occasionally look at some things here. I am a bit active reading and commenting in Meta(and have been a few months) and other than the linked-account 100-rep bonus, I've only made 43 rep. Well, what about the users on stackoverflow that don't have enough reputation to get this 100-rep bonus on Meta?

I believe commenting is the real way to go here at Meta because it is more built for discussion, so you don't want to have to put an answer for something you'd otherwise just put a comment for.

So again, my proposal is that 1-rep users here can comment on other people's questions only on the Meta site.

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Also note: if you use the other sites the account association bonus would put you over the not-actually-existing qualification for commenting... –  dmckee Feb 15 '10 at 22:21
    
Sometimes, I miss that "where is the FAQ" question. Really cut to the chase. But then, so did the FAQ. –  Shog9 Feb 14 at 1:51

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Unless I'm being silly, the FAQ says 1-rep users can comment on meta.

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Oh, holy hell, didn't even see that! lol –  Earlz Feb 15 '10 at 22:15
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It has also a useless statement from the other FAQs: "† you can always comment on your questions and answers, and any answers to questions you've asked, even with 1 rep.". A bit useless here, then, if anyone can comment "even with 1 rep". –  Gnoupi Feb 16 '10 at 10:50

I have just 1 rep on meta, but I can add comments. So, I do not get your question. And on Stack Overflow and Super User, you can comment from 50 rep.

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And hopefully you can also read the other answers, and notice that someone already gave the correct answer, and the reason of it. –  Gnoupi Feb 16 '10 at 10:49
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'e's a bright one, 'e is. –  quack quixote Feb 16 '10 at 10:54

I think this is a bad idea. 1-rep users can still add and comment on their own questions and answers. Beyond that they should still first demonstrate some investment in the community, just like the other sites.

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