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How does a lurker gain reputation to receive privilege for commenting? [duplicate]

I have been reading Stack Exchange for years - mostly not logged in, and have never posted (this is my first). I'm simply not very talkative, and very good at googling. Recently a few occasions have ...
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Best way to obtain clarifying information when reputation doesn't allow comments? [duplicate]

Meta only requires a reputation of 1 in order to add comments to a question, however most other require 50 or more. As someone pretty new to using Stack Exchange, I find it frustrating because there ...
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What's the justification for the commenting reputation requirement? [duplicate]

You require a reputation of 50 to leave comments on others' questions/answers; the FAQ simply states this as a fact but does not explain it. I'm a new user and I have identified this as an issue very ...
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Commenting for new users [duplicate]

I'm a new user with insufficient points to comment. Although I try to answer questions, I notice that sometimes I don't understand the question very well and want to ask for more input. The problem is ...
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Why am I not able to comment on my own posts? [duplicate]

I am getting started on the Blender Stack Exchange site and have asked a complicated question and am getting great answers. But I am told need 50 points to comment on answers. How do I deal with this?
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50 reputation rule for a comment prevents people from getting valuable information. What can I do? [duplicate]

I've often encountered the following situation: Someone posts a question, but the question can not be answered because: Some important information is missing. In this case, it would be very helpful ...
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1answer
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What to do when your question is marked as duplicate but you don't see how so? [duplicate]

I recently asked this question, and it was marked as duplicate by a lot of people (obviously a lot more learned than me). I don't realize how so? I tried all the methods I could understand, but I ...
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1answer
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Can't comment yet, but can't answer without the ability to clarify [duplicate]

I want to answer a question, but I need clarification from the author first. But I don't have enough reputation yet to comment, I can only answer. So how can I answer if I can't get clarification? ...
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How to get further elaboration from someone who posted a good solution? [duplicate]

I just posted to request (as a low-rep user; not a high enough rep to comment) for a feature to ask a user on someone else's question, who posted a good solution, for further elaboration. My post was ...
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Why reputation needed for commenting but not for answers? [duplicate]

I feel this is little unnatural I appreciate allowing users to answer without any minimum reputation but why restricting them from commenting.By restricting them to comment with limiting reputation to ...
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Feature Request: Comments exist, but not for users with low rep [duplicate]

Edit Why my post is not a duplicate As commented, All I want is a feature to ask someone who posted a good answer to elaborate further. Because I can't do this, I don't have a solution when there's ...
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Why can't I comment until I get 50 reputation? [duplicate]

Why does Stack Overflow require a contributor to have 50 reputation points before allowing to comment? I wanted to answer a problem that many have in Visual Studio with performance but I can't add my ...
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Unable to get clarification on Stackoverflow [duplicate]

I note in the "questions that may already have your answer" section that 22 others have asked similar questions i.e. why can't new members comment. I read many of them. I understand your ...
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Why can't I comment back when my question has been commented by others? [duplicate]

After asking a question in Earth Science using a guest account, I have signed up using the verification link in my mailbox. But now logging into the same mail, I cannot comment back on a comment asked ...
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Can I get commenting permission? [duplicate]

I know I don't have much rep on Super User, but I have on Ask Ubuntu. I found a post, Windows 10 Audio Headset Detection Issues. And I have some potential solutions for it. Can I get permission ...

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