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50 reputation for making comments is too high [duplicate]

In general I like the reputation system, but personally 50 seems too high to be able to comment on other people's answers. I want to contribute. I want to dabble a toe in the water. Yet my only ...
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2answers
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Why does Stack Overflow prevent new users from commenting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lower the amount of reputation needed to comment Recently, I was told: Welcome to Stack Overflow. You'll get the privilege to add comments when you get 50 reputation points....
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5answers
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Remove reputation minimum to comment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lower the amount of reputation needed to comment On SO, I think that this limit does more harm than good; comments in this thread make some of the points I'm about to here. ...
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1answer
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Mechanism to Allow New Users to Comment Everywhere [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lower the amount of reputation needed to comment I understand why Stack Overflow does not allow new users to comment everywhere: this keeps discussions from being dominated by ...
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3answers
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How to get better Reputation when you can't Comment [duplicate]

I often get the comment on my answers that "this should be a comment." They are right, it should be, but I can't because I need 50 rep to comment on questions. I think it should be possible to ...
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2answers
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Why can't we comment on questions when new user? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lower the amount of reputation needed to comment Why does Stack Overflow prevent new users from commenting? I'm new here and wanted to help someone on StackOverflow. The ...
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1answer
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“You must have 50 reputation to comment” [duplicate]

I am really, really angry with the ridiculous "reputation" system which disallows just about anything. I want to improve posts by commenting - thus building actual reputation -, yet there is no way '...
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1answer
363 views

Has the Comment system always required a minimum reputation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lower the amount of reputation needed to comment Revisit “New users can't ask for clarifications except as answers” I just ran across a couple of questions ...
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2answers
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Comment reputation [duplicate]

I understand why you require rep to comment on answers, but you must realize this discourages experienced engineers who have yet to create an account from participating on the site.
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2answers
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Inability to reply to existing answers when reputation is insufficient is affecting answer quality adversely [duplicate]

One's inability to reply to existing answers, due to insufficient reputation, prevents qualified individuals from adding useful updates or corrections to answers. I don't say this to flatter myself, ...
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0answers
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Why does commenting require reputation when answering a question does not? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lower the amount of reputation needed to comment Is there any reason unregistered users (or users without rep) can answer a question but can't add comments? I ask because, ...
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1answer
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Why do you not allow comments until certain reputation is acquired on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Lower the amount of reputation needed to comment Lower commenting threshold to 1 rep I would really like to ask somebody a question through the comment system, but my ...
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1answer
72 views

How do I gain the ability to comment on questions and answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How do comments work? I want to be able to comment on questions and answers, but I don't appear to have permission. I think I need a certain badge, but cannot find out what I ...
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1answer
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Change permissions for new users to comment [duplicate]

Anyone who has been on SO for any length of time has come across answers by new users that should be a comment. In a lot of cases these answers become downvoted and serves to discourage the user as ...
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0answers
48 views

Why must a user have 50 points to enter a comment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lower the amount of reputation needed to comment I fail to understand the logic for preventing users with less than 50 points from being able to enter comments. The way ...

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