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For some reason I can make comments on my own posts, but then when I try to make comments on other people's posts or anything else for that matter, a blue notification pops up saying I require 50 reputation. Can someone please explain why this is or if there is any way around it? Or perhaps this is just a bug. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks so much in advance.

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  • $\begingroup$ Testing 1, 2,3 to see if I can make a comment. Edit: So I can only make comments on my own posts...Strange. $\endgroup$ – anonymous Jun 16 '15 at 9:54
  • $\begingroup$ @robjohn Ok thanks, but can you explain why there restrictions on commenting? From what I know Stackexchange has one of the the worst account deletion systems and a whole series of perhaps unnecessary restrictions making noobs much more trapped in their places. $\endgroup$ – anonymous Jun 16 '15 at 10:01
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    $\begingroup$ If you have ever participated in some older generation of public math forums, then you will be shocked by the trolls in how effective they are in turning a forum into a hell of flame wars. The restriction on SE seems strange, but it seems it is at least working. I'll prefer one that works with some restriction than one completely not usable. Remember, not everyone is as nice and sensible as you. $\endgroup$ – achille hui Jun 16 '15 at 12:09
  • $\begingroup$ @achillehui ok thx haha $\endgroup$ – anonymous Jun 17 '15 at 7:12
  • $\begingroup$ Some older related posts: How to make a remark when reputation is under 50? and Should we really have a reputation requirement for commenting? (Maybe you could have a look at other posts tagged comment+privileges to see whether you find there some information which is useful for you. $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Jun 18 '15 at 5:43
  • $\begingroup$ @MartinSleziak ok thx $\endgroup$ – anonymous Jun 18 '15 at 7:08
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This FAQ answer says

All users may leave comments on their own posts and any answers given to their own questions. Users with at least 50 reputation may comment on any post. (There is no reputation requirement to post comments on MSO only; doing so elsewhere, including on other meta sites, requires 50 reputation.)

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  • $\begingroup$ Ok, same comment: Ok thanks, but can you explain why there restrictions on commenting? From what I know Stackexchange has one of the the worst account deletion systems and a whole series of perhaps unnecessary restrictions making noobs much more trapped in their places. $\endgroup$ – anonymous Jun 16 '15 at 10:02
  • $\begingroup$ This is just a guess as I have no insight into the motives of the developers, but I believe that there is a restriction on adding comments to keep random individuals from simply joining and adding malicious comments. $\endgroup$ – robjohn Jun 16 '15 at 11:49
  • $\begingroup$ oh ok thx so much $\endgroup$ – anonymous Jun 18 '15 at 7:08

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