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I know this is a terrible way to start a presence on a new community forum, but frankly, I'm frustrated that Stack Overflow is so restrictive regarding the ability to comment or vote on the feedback of others.
New users need 50 reputation points to comment on a thread, and 15 reputation points to 'vote' up or down a response to a topic. It is a bit ridiculous when considering how unfriendly this approach is for newer users. You're basically denying users any ability to participate on your forums until they've created several help topics.
I don't want to create new threads, as I'm doing now, for issues that many others have discovered and provided insight toward. I'd prefer to vote up or down comments that I found helpful, or provide my own related feedback or questions.
Overall, I find this a terribly unfriendly approach for reaching out to a community of developers. You should be mindful of the newer members who ACTUALLY want to become an active part of the Stack Overflow community. Sure, you're concerned some 'bot' will spam your forums with nonsense, or a n00b will ask dumb questions. But there are better ways to handle those problems than denying everyone the ability to participate in your forums until you've decided they are privileged enough.
I digress. My initial inquiries and issues regarding JQuery functionality were acknowledged and resolved in another topic; I was unable to participate in or thank the authors for their helpful responses likewise.