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How do comments work?

Most of the time I don't get a comment button on people's questions and answers. Is there a reason? Or am I doing something wrong ?

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you need 50 rep to comment - see stackoverflow.com/faq (Link at the top of the page) –  Gishu Jul 23 '10 at 8:29
    
...and lo and behold ;) Try commenting now! –  spender Jul 23 '10 at 8:36

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See the SO FAQ. You need a reputation of 50 or more to leave comments on others questions and answers. Keep plugging away, it will surely come.

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You need 50 points to comment other people's posts.

http://stackoverflow.com/faq

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You need to expand the "What is reputation?" section to see the information about 50 rep points being needed to comment on other people's posts. I believe if you use stackoverflow.com/faq#reputation then that section will be expanded automatically. –  Trott Nov 23 '11 at 3:25

See http://stackoverflow.com/privileges/comment:

Please note that you can always comment on your own posts, and any part of your questions. However, commenting on other people's posts is a privilege.

That page indicates that you need 50 reputation points to be able to comment on other people's posts.

The relevant part of the SO FAQ is at http://stackoverflow.com/faq#reputation.

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