I am posting this question here because I cant ask a question within tne neta site (which I believe is the correct place for this question) as I dont have 5 points!

I joined this site in order to post a comment on a thread I amk interested in only to find that I need 50 points in order to do so, which is strange as I wish to answer a post and not ask a question. :-(


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    New users can indeed only post questions and answers and no comments until they reach a certain minimum privilege level and commenting everywhere requires > 50 points. That is by design. By the way: you can always comment on your own questions and answers.
    – HBruijn
    Apr 18, 2017 at 9:59
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    It also serves as a motivation for you to track the next privilege and tackle it by finding and answering questions you can (which helps someone somewhere )
    – ArchNoob
    Apr 18, 2017 at 10:17
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    If you wish to answer a question, then answer it. No need to post a comment. But before doing so, ensure that your answer truly does actually provide a real answer to the question. If it doesn't, the answer will be deleted.
    – EEAA
    Apr 18, 2017 at 11:48
  • Thank you for your replies. What prompted me to raise this question was becuase I could not see how I could post an answer to the following question:- serverfault.com/questions/821184/… After reviewing it again today though, I have embarrassingly found out why that is: "Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site. " As I dont have 10 points I cannot post an answer. As I dont have 50 points I cannot post a comment.
    – SK49
    Apr 19, 2017 at 12:37
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    Just find some other question to which you are able to provide a constructive answer. 10 rep is really quite easy to get; all it takes is a single upvote on a single answer, or two upvotes on a question.
    – user
    Apr 20, 2017 at 13:29


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