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Why do you not allow comments until certain reputation is acquired on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Lower the amount of reputation needed to comment Lower commenting threshold to 1 rep I would really like to ask somebody a question through the comment system, but my ...
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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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Thanks a lot for this post … and other first time user curiosities

I have been looking at the endless stream of first answers users post on the Stack Overflow. As it stands over 500 answers are posted a day on Stack Overflow, that are the first answer by users. ...
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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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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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Why do my answers keep getting deleted?

I am trying to contribute/help and ask questions, but my answers keep getting deleted or blocked. I really don't get it as they're neither off topic nor offensive. What is frustrating is that I do ...
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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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Mechanism to Allow New Users to Comment Everywhere [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lower the amount of reputation needed to comment I understand why Stack Overflow does not allow new users to comment everywhere: this keeps discussions from being dominated by ...
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Is it ok to upvote comments/answers that aren't useful?

Take a look at this answer. Personally, I do upvote similar comments/answers that have some sense of humor from time-to-time, but is it fine? Updated sample comment
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Why can I answer a question before I can comment on a question with 23 rep?

I currently have 23 rep and am aware that I get the "comment everywhere" privilege at rep 50. I can post an answer, but I cannot add a comment to the question. I would like to use comment to clarify ...
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Add system-generated comment to answer deleted by moderation

In Moderator Tools, when an answer is flagged as "Not an Answer," and a moderator clicks the "Delete Post" link to delete it, a system-generated comment should be added to the answer. The comment ...
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1 Comment per week if properly used for below 50 rep user

Comments are an important feature. They are especially crucial to the site, because they allow others to suggest abstract improvements or ask for clarification in answers and questions. They are also ...
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What should we do with comments posted as answers by low-rep users? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comments incorrectly submitted as an answer instead: what should we do? What to do about low-rep users requesting more information in answers? What to do with self-aware rule ...
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Why is the rep threshold for commenting set specifically to 50?

Please note: this is NOT a request to change the reputation required to comment everywhere. Rather, this is a neutral support question asking about the existing limit. I'm wondering why the minimum ...
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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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