Linked Questions

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Why do I need 50 reputation to comment? What can I do instead?

Users with less than 50 reputation points cannot write comments on questions and answers that they don't own. Why does this limit exist? But I want to contribute now. What should I do instead? But I ...
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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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1answer
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Answer vs Comment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: what's the justification for the commenting reputation requirement? Hi all, You need to have 50+ reputation points to be allowed to comment on other people posts, however ...
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27answers
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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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5answers
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Answer or comment: what's the etiquette?

I very often see comments about a question posted as answers, e.g., "format it this way" or "why don't you post it over here". I think this practice clogs up the answers and the comment feature is ...
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4answers
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Why is Stack Overflow so strict regarding comments, votes, or other feedback from newer users? [duplicate]

I know this is a terrible way to start a presence on a new community forum, but frankly, I'm frustrated that Stack Overflow is so restrictive regarding the ability to comment or vote on the feedback ...
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5answers
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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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4answers
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How might we solve the 50 reputation comment limit?

The problem of sub 50 rep users being unable to comment is well documented Many sub 50 rep users have complained about the problem of not being able to comment under the limit. I am one of them. A ...
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1answer
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Why do I need reputation to vote or leave a comment? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are 15 reputation points required to upvote? What's the justification for the commenting reputation requirement? Why can't I vote or add comments without earning points ...
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1answer
98 views

How do I comment something? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the comment system and comments work? If an answer was added by others how can I comment it?
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1answer
51 views

How should we deal with answers from new users that are actually comments? How should a new user ask for clarification about a question?

In regards to these other topics... Revisit "New users can't ask for clarifications except as answers" New users can't ask for clarifications except as answers What's the ...