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Are there plans to be allowed to add comments to answers without becoming a member of the community?

Scan barcode from the mobile screen itself has a link to the RedLaser website that states that RedLaser was shut down in Dec 2015. A comment to that effect might be useful but do I really have to join the community to comment?

Perhaps being able to comment anywhere once you reach a certain score/level/badge on any other StackExchange site.

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Are there plans to be allowed to add comments to answers without becoming a member of the community?

No.

A comment to that effect might be useful but do I really have to join the community to comment?

Yes.

Or - if you feel that the answer needs improvement (given that you want to comment on it) - suggest an edit, anonymously.

If you want to participate, join the community. It is a one-click operation.

Perhaps being able to comment anywhere once you reach a certain score/level/badge on any other StackExchange site.

That could cause a lot more comments on questions that get attention (tweeted, hot network question, shared on other social media, etc...) by people who "drive-by".


Personally, I find the benefit of such a feature to be offset by the ease of joining (or suggesting an edit) and the potential problems with it.

  • Out of curiosity, has such a feature ever been considered for offensive/spam flags? – SPArchaeologist May 27 '16 at 18:10
  • @SPArchaeologist - not that I know. – Oded May 27 '16 at 20:10
  • So you are saying that you'd rather not have comments about broken links and other simple stuff to avoid the risk of having too many comments on popular question. Wow! – OldCurmudgeon May 27 '16 at 23:07
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    @OldCurmudgeon - I am saying that as an anonymous user you can suggest an edit. – Oded May 28 '16 at 7:49

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