I've seen a few questions I'd like to comment on or give a different answer, but seeing how I don't have 50 reputation (I've been a lurker for years, finally decided to participate) do I really need to ask a few questions before I can comment/answer other people's stuff? Or am I missing something here?

Sorry if this has been answered before, but with a few search tries I couldn't find any similar stuff, even tried google just for "50 reputation stackoverflow" but that didn't give me anything either.

  • Welcome to SO as an active user, but this is not really a good start ... According to this help section you can immediately start contributing answers, even with 1 rep. So, just start answering away :-) Good luck! – fvu Aug 14 '13 at 11:53
  • Then I must have misunderstood something. Thanks for the clarification :) – MariusJP Aug 14 '13 at 12:04
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    No, you did not Google. Proof. – Shadow9 Aug 14 '13 at 12:21
  • @ShaWizDowArd 1+ for Free hand circles. – maxf130 Aug 14 '13 at 13:54

Is it so hard to actually read the "about" section?


With 1 reputation you can Ask a question or contribute an answer

which is a core of SO, all other privileges are just add-ons, which needs filtering out "not really participating" members.

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    No it's not hard, I think I misunderstood something then :) Don't have to be so harsh immediatly. Still thanks for the information. – MariusJP Aug 14 '13 at 12:07