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Shawn_Melton asked

New user comment privileges

As mentioned in [FAQ][1] regarding amount of points required to comment... Why is it so high? I mean if a new user ask a question, they have no way of providing comments to any answer(s) unless the question gets upvoted 5 times (or have answered other questions and had that answer upvoted). Is that not a bit high? Maybe set it to 20, two upvotes to their first question seems more reasonable to me. [1]: http://ask.sqlservercentral.com/page/faq.html
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Or, as an alternative, you can always add comments to your own questions / your question-thread. Regards Dirk
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Most users are not going to grasp that concept of having to edit their own question and provide comment, ensuring to reference the answer you are commenting against. I would expect to be able to use the comment button on my own questions.
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rfvgyhn answered
Just wanted to say this bit me. I asked a question that received an answer. I needed a bit of clarification from the answer and I can't comment on it, forcing me to add a comment to my question (which it isn't). The system should work like SO (or Stack Exchange in general): > 50 Leave comments† > † you can always comment on your questions and answers, and any answers to questions you’ve asked, even with 1 rep. Change that to zero rep (since SE accounts start with one rep).
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tomgough79 answered
I'd add a similar comment to @rfvgyhn I'm new on here and wanted to assist on a couple of questions being asked, but wanted some clarification before I tried to answer, but I can only add my request as an answer to the original question, which it isn't, so I'm discouraged from trying to help
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DaveC answered
This was originally introduced to counteract spammers (new comments are less obvious, and less rapidly-deleted than questions). I've lowered it to 1 for now, but if it leads to increased spamming I may well need to ramp it back up.
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