When you review an answer in the low-quality post queue, one of the comment templates is:
This does not provide an answer to the question. Once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post; instead, provide answers that don't require clarification from the asker.
Is it just me, or is that last part awfully confusing?
The first time I read that sentence, I saw the phrase "answers that don't require clarification," and the meaning of this phrase is pretty obvious (or so I thought): it means "answers that are so clearly written, that nobody needs to ask the author of the answer for clarification." Then I saw the phrase "from the asker," and it was easy to fit this part into my reading of the sentence: I read it as "provide answers that are so clearly written, that the asker doesn't need to ask you for clarification."
Of course, that interpretation doesn't make sense. Everyone should try to write answers clearly, of course, but if I can't post comments on your question, what does that have to do with you asking for clarifications about my answer?
Well, a year or two after I read the sentence for the first time, I finally figured out the intended meaning: it's saying that you should provide answers that don't require you to ask the asker for clarification. Mystery solved!
All right, can we please change the phrasing of this comment so that other people aren't confused like I was confused? Perhaps something like:
This does not provide an answer to the question. Once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post; until then, provide the best answer you can without asking for clarification.
Alex was also unable to decipher the current wording, as they brought up in this other meta post recently: Explaining the difference between an answer and a comment