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New users should be able to comment in order to contribute [duplicate]

Here are some of my observations: many new users are often technically strong enough to contribute. new users are often "forced" to use an answer as the only way of contributing. I believe injustice ...
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2answers
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Suggestions to replace 50rep-barrier

New users have to get 50 reputation points to be able to comment. I disagree with this design choice, because: If you are mostly just reading instead of writing, it takes ages to get 50 reputation, ...
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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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Let's Plan the Second Iteration of the Stack Exchange Quality Project! [closed]

In case you missed the first one, check out the se-quality-project tag. The quality project isn't one that we plan to ever finish, it's perennial and kicks in every 18 months or so after we've had ...
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Allow new users 1 comment? [duplicate]

I don't know if it's a problem on all sites, but on Genealogy & Family History SE I see that often new users just want to add a comment, but they can't because there is a 50 rep requirement. So ...
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3answers
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1 Comment per week if properly used for below 50 rep user

Comments are an important feature. They are especially crucial to the site, because they allow others to suggest abstract improvements or ask for clarification in answers and questions. They are also ...
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Can we give better guidance for first time posters who want to comment?

The Lower the amount of reputation needed to comment question has been bumped to the top (a minor grammar edit on an answer). It made me think that a better solution would be to have early comments ...
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1answer
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How to review comment-as-an-answer in Low Quality queue?

How to review comment-as-an-answer in Low Quality queue when, and only when the answerer states "I can't comment on the answer given" or similar? (Update: this answer, which very well may have been ...
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1answer
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How should we deal with answers from new users that are actually comments? How should a new user ask for clarification about a question?

In regards to these other topics... Revisit "New users can't ask for clarifications except as answers" New users can't ask for clarifications except as answers What's the ...
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3answers
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“Comment as Answer” option when answering a question

There should be a way to mark your answer as a comment, similar to how you can mark it as a community wiki post. This will make it easier to distinguish which answers are legitimate answers. We are ...
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1answer
178 views

Don't require 50 reputation for commenting on questions [duplicate]

Before down voting: If you down vote, leave a comment; the least you could do is prove that you care by leaving a comment of why you down voted. Down voting with no comment really only hurts the ...
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2answers
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Enhance the visibility of commenting rules for new users

It is very clear know that low-reps users understand the comment privilege exist and they don't have it in the beggining... However it is not clear it is about commenting in general and not the ...
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1answer
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Why do I need at least 50 reputation to post a comment? [duplicate]

I just made an account, so I do not have any reputation yet. I know the answer on a question in a comment, I would like to post a comment to answer it, but I can't because I don't have enough ...
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1answer
60k views

Why do I need 50 reputation to comment? What can I do instead?

Users with less than 50 reputation points cannot write comments on questions and answers that they don't own. Why does this limit exist? But I want to contribute now. What should I do instead? But I ...
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3answers
122 views

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 ...

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