As mentioned in [FAQ] 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. :
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).
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
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.