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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2answers
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Why is such high reputation needed for the comments-everywhere privilege? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 50 reputation for making comments is too high I've joined stack overflow fairly recently, and although I haven't got a chance to give an answer that others haven't give (...
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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 ...
3
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5answers
492 views

Remove reputation minimum to comment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lower the amount of reputation needed to comment On SO, I think that this limit does more harm than good; comments in this thread make some of the points I'm about to here. ...
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2answers
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Should all linked accounts get the 100 bonus?

Should all linked accounts get the 100 bonus? My Stack Overflow account has about 1300 points, and I created accounts on all the other sites. My Meta Stack Overflow, and Stack ...
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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 ...
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1answer
149 views

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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1answer
221 views

“Look at all the questions I can't answer” [closed]

I'm a new user. I have a few measly reputation points on some sites. But I have none at security. I just saw a "hot" question and I'd like to contribute. VP of IT claims he unhashed 100% of all 16k ...
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2answers
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Reputation Levels

I can't figure out why with my measly 38 reputation I can post answer, but not comments. Very often I find a point that should go in a comment, since it's not an actual answer, but either have to pass ...
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2answers
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Is it good form to repeat the same answer over several similar or identical questions? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it acceptable to add a duplicate answer to several questions? I have just written the following almost identical answers: https://stackoverflow.com/a/9480689/575530 https:/...
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1answer
151 views

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 ...