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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.

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  • Out of curiosity, has such a feature ever been considered for offensive/spam flags?
    – SPArcheon
    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! 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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