Linked Questions

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Lower the amount of reputation needed to comment

This question is a great example of people coming from Google and using answers as comments. I understand the reputation threshold is there to prevent spam, but Answers are just as prone to spam as ...
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11answers
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Questions with lots of “Thank you” answers

"Thank you" answers are generally not very useful, especially if they appear in masses. Some questions are attracting especially many of them and should probably be cleaned up by a moderator. A data-...
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4answers
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Should moderators be able to convert answers into comments?

Example of where it would be useful Another example Clearly, that was the result of an inexperienced user. If a question gets a bunch of replies, then the "comment" could easily get lost in the ...
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6answers
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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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5answers
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New users can't ask for clarifications except as answers [duplicate]

In some situations, a question can have more than one meaning, and a new user with less than 50 rep points would like to ask for a clarification that would make sense. In this case, they have to ask ...
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4answers
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What can we do for new users who want to ask a question that's already been asked, but hasn't yet got an acceptable answer? [duplicate]

I've mentioned this several times, but only in answers to other questions or comments. What can we do to help new users who come to the site with a problem but find a question already exists, but it ...
7
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4answers
555 views

Lower commenting threshold to 1 rep

I know it's like it is for some reason, but on Gaming we get a lot of new users that post comments as answers because they have 1 rep. Is it possible to lower the rep requirement for commenting to 1 ...
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2answers
568 views

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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2answers
327 views

How to deal with 1-rep users who answer but should comment

I've seen some quiet 1-rep users (on SO, SU) who are posting answers like "I have the same question" or "Thank you, this works." Normally I'd tell those users to remove their answers and post them as ...
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1answer
107 views

How to handle user posting a question as answer since the user can't comment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to deal with 1-rep users who answer but should comment How to handle user posting a question as answer ?.I downvoted and now the user is complaining that he hasn't got 50 ...
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1answer
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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 ...