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Why do I need a "high" reputation to comment?

I wondered why 50 reputation points are required to comment on an answer. Being new on this kind of side, it seems to me, that contributing to questions, could be encouraged by allowing comments ...
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Exactly why is it that "comments are not for extended discussion"?

I know this is generally a network-wide policy, but I do not quite understand it. Often discussion of an answer, especially about controversial parts, will help improve it. And, when such a ...
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Etiquette for suggesting changes unrelated to the direct question

If someone asks a question about their original work and posts information about or a passage from it, and you notice something that is not strictly related to the question that could be easily ...
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Can I request a moderator remove comments from my question?

On my most recent question a user in the comments has repeatedly been harassing and trolling me, and though I stopped replying, deleted my own comments back to him, and flagged the comments he posted ...
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Do we have an official policy on answers in comments?

The general policy on stack sites is: Don't answer in comments. Today I commented on a question that had answers in the comments reminding the (reasonably high rep) user of the policy but I couldn't ...
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What is the best way to update a question?

This is similar to Updating Questions After Receiving Answers but deals with a different sort of updating. I asked this question Incorporating new people into a critique group Last night, the new ...
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Why were these two identical spam answers converted to comments?

About eleven hours ago, this question received two near-identical answers, from two separate unregistered accounts, that were quite blatant spam. Both were apparently converted to comments by a ...
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Moving useless comments to discussion

On most other Stackoverflow sites, if you start a useless discussion in the comments, it gets deleted with a comment like "Comments are not for extended discusion. This has been moved to chat." See ...
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Why was my comment flag on a "Thank you"-comment declined?

I recently flagged this comment as "no longer needed", which reads: thankyou for the tips. To cite from the privilege page on "Comment Everywhere": When shouldn't I comment? [...] ...
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How Do I Link in Comments?

I'm sorry if this has an obvious answer, but I haven't been able to find it. How do I link in a comment? I know that if I paste the URL, it will automatically become a link. But I've seen several ...
Thomas Reinstate Monica Myron's user avatar
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Comment, edit, or answer

For this question, I ended up leaving three comments (one on the question and two on different answers). Some content might be reasonably edited into an answer (e.g., replacing "moonless" with "...
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Why the down-votes?

As of right now, the question How much time do you spend writing one page on average? has received zero up-votes and four down-votes. Number of comments explaining the down-votes? Zero. Personally, ...
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