# Cannot comment on a thread that I put a bounty on 'cause I lost my rep

I'm trying to comment on an answer to a thread that I put a bounty on. Unfortunately I cannot do this because my rep is below 40. This is annoying because I need to clarify something before the bounty award time runs out!! Is there any way to fix this?

• My answer is a short term fix, but in the longer term you could increase you rep by answering some questions. You answered 1 so far...
– user147263
Jul 5 '14 at 15:56
• Yes I should make more of an effort. Usually the questions I can answer (easyish pde stuff) are either rare or already answered though but will try harder..
– riem
Jul 5 '14 at 16:12