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I need 50 reputation to post a comment, how can I gain reputation without commenting?

Honestly I think the title says it all, but I'm happy to elaborate where needed.
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Why do I need reputation to comment?

This kind of confuses me. In order to reply to a post/answer/thread, a new user, need not do anything other then create and account. However, if someone comments to that post, the new user must have ...
Joshua Gawain's user avatar
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Why was a comment about etymology removed?

This question about the origin of the name Yan-C-Bin has so far attracted only one answer. That answer makes the claim that all of the names of the Princes of Elemental Evil were made up "...
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Should we turn on MathJax in comments?

We have MathJax turned on for posts, but not comments. We do get some math-heavy posts from time to time, which is why we have MathJax in posts, but we don't have it turned on for comments like they ...
Thomas Markov's user avatar
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Is there a way I can make "Let us continue this discussion in chat" happen sooner?

I understand that I can simply ask that a discussion in comments be moved to chat, and then go to chat, but it looks like the automatic prompt does a lot more (room creation, tagging, title, inviting, ...
Stop Being Evil's user avatar
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Community♦ shouldn't be asking people to show "working code" on RPG.SE

I've just discovered a comment from the Community bot under an answer that says the following: Please add further details to expand on your answer, such as working code or documentation citations. – ...
doppelgreener's user avatar
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Can a new user answer to comments under their own question?

As far as I know you need at least 50 reputation to posts comments on SE. Is it true for commenting your own questions? I thought it was, until I saw a comment to a new user's question: ask us here ...
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Why do my answers and comments keep getting shut down because I say "thank you"?

Every time I post an answer to my question or someone makes a small suggestion I respond and then I say something along the lines of "Thanks" or "Thank you". This ends up in my ...
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What should comments be used for?

I was in the process of drafting a minor frame challenge in a comment, and found myself thinking 'is this an appropriate use of comments?' I hit up the meta hoping to find some general guidance on how ...
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What can we do as a community to take flagging obsolete comments more seriously?

Whenever I use my privilege to use the tool page to look at the recent activity of the last thirty days, I see it filled with questions and answers with more than ten comments. When looking at an ...
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Dealing with More Comments After Movements to Chat as a User

This isn't a huge issue, (and may be a duplicate, but I didn't see another like it), but on a recent question there was quite a bit of discussion on a pair of answers which was ultimately moved to ...
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Why were my comments deleted?

I recently commented on this answer. I wanted to share how I think the answer can be improved, but I evidently did something wrong. Since there is no deletion notice, I have to ask here: What did I do ...
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How do we deal with clarification comments on questions from deleted users?

How do we deal with clarification comments on questions from deleted users? While How to avoid killing player characters due to a single (un)lucky roll? prompted this question, this is not about the ...
Akixkisu's user avatar
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What are the criteria for a comment being auto-deleted when you flag it as "no longer needed"?

I've noticed (and have done so today, in fact) that when I flag certain comments as No Longer Needed, they are auto-deleted right there and then, rather than requiring a moderator to delete them ...
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Does editing in @User into a comment still ping that user?

Let's say I wanted to reply to someone's comment, but I forgot to add @user. If I submit the comment, then realise, edit the comment, add @user, then confirm the edit, does the user receive a ping at ...
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Is it ok to ask for comments on downvotes?

Whenever I post an answer I immediately get downvotes. This always puzzled me as there never seems to be a reason for it. I tried posting a comment asking if downvoters could please leave a comment ...
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Does Editing a Comment with a Ping in it Re-Ping the Mentioned User?

Specifics are not important for so general a question, but I was responding to a comment from another user under one of my answers and realized that I didn't know. This user seemed upset with my ...
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How can I suggest that a comment may have problems without violating the "no discussion" rule?

I have a second question that has arisen from this meta; how can I suggest that a comment may have problems without violating the "no discussion" rule? By "no discussion" rule, I see this a lot "...
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How to correctly suggest changes to a post?

You see an answer, it has some problems. It makes incorrect assertions, it makes assumptions, it isn't logical, it doesn't have quotes, there are some other issues. How can you communicate problems ...
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Broken Chat Links

This isn't the first time I see this happening. An answer has a line of comments that is getting long, gets moved to chat to avoid clutter. Sometimes later the chat gets locked and new comments appear ...
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How to address undue criticism that targets diverse answers?

I find that my opinions are being unfairly targeted by high ranking members. How can we keep the quality of the answers if diverse or taboo opinions are targeted? Two examples: How can I help our ...
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Why has this NLN comment flag been declined?

My DM insists on rolling a single save for groups affected by AoE save spells. How does this affect my odds of successfully affecting the enemy? Why has this "no longer needed" flag been declined? ...
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How temporary are comments that ask for clarification of a post?

All comments should be temporary. However, I regularly browse questions which are years old and have a substantial amount of comments that ask for clarification of the question which has not been ...
Akixkisu's user avatar
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What is the user policy for up-voting on comments, incorporating the advice of the comment, and then flagging the comment as no longer needed?

While answering questions I frequently receive comments, a fraction of these are helpful and offer advice that I incorporate into my answers. Do I up-vote these comments and then flag them for ...
Akixkisu's user avatar
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How can I see a reply to my comment on a deleted question?

I recently discovered that I have gotten a reply to one of my comments. However, the question that I commented on is deleted, so I can no longer see any of the comments on the question (including the ...
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Is a "Frame Challenge" really only valid as an answer or can it be a comment as well?

The basis of a Frame Challenge is that a question might be more answerable if portions of it were different. You see this a lot with questions that may be XY problems, among other things. I've ...
Ifusaso's user avatar
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Should resolved comment conversations that revolve around improving an answer be kept or deleted?

In the last few days to weeks, I've come across multiple cases where someone commented on an answer with e.g. a clarification request, change proposal or other type of attempt to improve an answer. ...
PixelMaster's user avatar
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Why are Comments deleted but Edit History is retained?

I've read some posts here on RPG Meta about comment deletion and it seems the overarching goals are to reduce clutter, diminish distracting information on the site, and maintain the focus of SE as ...
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What is expected/customary procedure for crediting info from comments?

Is there a generally accepted procedure for crediting info that someone suggests in the comments of my answer. Should I write something like "@coolrpg points out..." and then the info that user ...
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Why was my comment requesting clarification on an answer deleted?

Today I commented on an answer to How should I deal with a player who wants to dictate loot distribution?, asking the answerer for clarification (and implicitly suggesting an improvement at the same ...
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I have a partial answer or useful response to a question, but I cannot create a full answer out of it. What should I do? [duplicate]

Suppose I'm reading a question. It's interesting, I want to help, and I can immediately think of one or two insights that would be useful in constructing or improving a good answer to that question. ...
Ben Barden's user avatar
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Are "how to handle sexism/racism/other-ism at the table" questions exceptions to the "Good Subjective" rules?

Not trying to ruffle feathers, I am genuinely curious. Usually when subjective answers are provided, a comment is posted to remind answerers of the "Good Subjective" rules. Some questions, however, ...
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What happened to get this mod notice placed on my question about the Bête?

I had asked a totally valid question with The Bête and LGBT-Questions, and after a short explanation why this was asked without an edition (because there is soo little on the topic) and a comment ...
Trish's user avatar
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Missing comments on "thawing ice" question?

What spells can be used to thaw or melt ice? My question has some comments asking for clarification that I haven't addressed, but they magically vanished just as I tried to reply to them! I don't ...
Vylix's user avatar
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What is the criteria in deciding when to delete comments or move them to a chat?

Is there a methodology that's employed when determining if a comment thread should be deleted or simply moved to chat to allow discussion to continue? If not, that creates an environment where ...
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How should we handle disagreements on question closure within comments?

This question came up as another attempt by the user to get their map scale question answered. There were already two Meta Qs about it that didn't have much engagement from OP: How to ask about Map ...
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I have some information to add to help someone solve their issue, do I answer or comment?

So, this has happened to me multiple times now, and to be honest it's getting frustrating as a casual user of this particular SE (especially since the judgements seem less cut-and-dried than other SE'...
Paul's user avatar
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I was told to not correct misconceptions in the question comments, what should I do instead?

Sometimes, the asker includes misconceptions in their question. The most recent example is here, where OP assumes the Barbarian resistances from rage only work for non-magical effects. In these ...
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When making welcoming comments, should I include my own opinion on close reasons?

When making a welcoming comment, one usually also points out anything that might need to be fixed in the question, the most common of which being a missing system tag. Most of the time I am confident ...
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Use of comments to summarize an answer or request confirmation thereof

Occasionally I will do so for a few reasons. One, and the most important one, is in the vein of “Now, let me see if I got this …” responses. Similarly, it can offer a different perspective on the ...
can-ned_food's user avatar
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what's up with comments being moved to chat for this question?

On this question: What happens to a Ghost when the Possessed creature polymorphs?, the top-voted answer has several warts: it cites multiple contradictory rulings without a clear way to reconcile them,...
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How are users supposed to suggest questions might get better answers on a different SE site?

Today someone asked a question that, at its heart, is an interpersonal behavior/advice question. Seeing this while browsing the questions list, I stopped by and made the comment (to the best of my ...
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What to do about comment misuse?

In the recent community checkin post How is the community doing? [2018], the two most highly voted complaints (at the time of this writing) are about comment misuse - namely: Answering in comments (...
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Why were comment flags declined but comments deleted?

I'm not sure if this is too specific a question for meta, but I figured if it happened to me and I was confused it may be helpful to others to understand. Yesterday, I flagged a bunch of comments on ...
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Have we considered generating a chat for each comment section?

I had a thought last night that when people are leaving a comment on a question or an answer, they are trying to engage with the person who wrote that question or answer. Many times, there is hope ...
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Downvotes - comment or negative reputation?

I have a question about the efficient use of downvotes. People are downvoting without any comments; such behaviour is not necessarily constructive, but I generally agree with the logic presented in ...
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The new comment flags seem like they fail to track some info we used to be able to track

So, we used to have 'too chatty', 'not constructive', and 'obsolete' as separate flag options, which moderation could use to see, for example, if someone was posting lots of unconstructive comments ...
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Why was my comment deleted?

I added a comment to this question explaining what I thought it needed in order to get the question reopened. As far as I am concerned, my comment was no different to the countless comments I and ...
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How should I flag comments criticising my choice of game/edition?

When a comment that is definitely non-constructive offends me, but I am unsure whether it passes muster as patently offensive (i.e. offensive beyond a reasonable doubt), should I flag it as non-...
Please stop being evil's user avatar
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Moderation-related comments seem friendlier recently!

(This is related to one of my previous posts on moderation, but I didn't think it would be appropriate to add another answer there.) Recently I've noticed that when comments are deleted, questions (...
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