Linked Questions

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Allow anyone to comment but hide low-rep users' comments until reviewed

I've seen so many should-be-a-comment "edits" or "answers" in the review queues by new users, and it's pretty obvious that to them this was the only way to somehow interact with a question due to ...
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1answer
177 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 ...
85
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13answers
3k views

Anonymous user feedback now in testing

Anonymous and unregistered users with < 15 reputation (the amount required to earn the upvote privilege) will now see feedback on every post in the area that a logged in user would see "add ...
90
votes
6answers
2k views

Let's have an explicit triage system for questions from new users

This is a follow-up feature-request based on: How can we make First Posts review actually useful? - big thanks to everyone who participated there, I've tried to incorporate the feedback into the ...
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3answers
404 views

Can we make clearer to new users that rep barriers aren't meant to be worked-around?

I don't know what the actual text is these days, but can we change the "you do not have enough rep to comment" text to make clearer what this means and why? This week already I've seen several new ...
27
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3answers
647 views

Post Feedback link is broken

I first noticed this a while back. But it has yet to resolve itself. When I click on the post feedback link in the 10k tools, it hangs for a while.Then it gives me an error message:
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3answers
178 views

Consider: Users with 50 reputation in any of the SO sites should be able to comment everyone in all of the SO sites

I use comments to verify things before I try to answer. I can see way one might want to limit new users from commenting: It prevent spam and unrelated comments, although it has disadvantages as it ...
12
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2answers
289 views

Are feature tryouts practical on Stack Overflow?

Often there is a lot of discussion about a new feature-request and it lays around and won't get implemented not knowing if it is good or not. Or the community really likes a feature, upvotes it a lot ...
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4answers
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Is an answer that's really a comment better than a comment? (aka let anyone post comments on questions regardless of reputation)

Edit: The title is of course a rhetorical question, to which the answer is "no". Apparently, it's not obvious, so I have to state that :/ New users don't have enough rep to post a comment, but they ...
15
votes
1answer
265 views

Add 'Change (answer) to comment' option to review page

I asked this question on Meta TeX SE and was asked to post it here too. Some of the answers I review on TeX SE are not answers; they are comments. Normally this happens when a user does not have ...
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2answers
149 views

A solution for commenting without the “Comment Everywhere” privilege

OK, we all know the drill. Low rep users post comments as answers because they don't have the privilege to comment yet. Said answers get flagged NAA and deleted. Rinse and repeat. Many of these ...