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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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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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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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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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Allow 1 rep users to comment if approved by 2 members?

Sometimes there are answers that should be comments, sometimes it happens because the user can't post a comment on questions/answers that he doesn't own. Here is one example of that... This isn't ...
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Change the error message that the new user gets when he/she tries to make his first comment

Recently I was informed that a new user on this site needed 50 rep to comment, because of protection against-spammers. My proposal is to change the error message that the new user gets. How about ...
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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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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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“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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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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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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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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Reputation disparity between commenting and answering [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lower the amount of reputation needed to comment I get that this probably isn't an issue for many users since 50 reputation (the current amount required to attain the "Comment ...
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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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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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