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44 votes
58 answers
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Formatting Sandbox

Basically the same as Formatting Sandbox in Meta Stack Exchange, but since this and Statistical Analysis are the only two sites (I know) supporting $\TeX$ formatting, I believe we also need one here ...
100 votes
4 answers
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Dealing with answers in comments.

I have noticed, of late, people providing answers/copious hints to the question in comments instead of actually adding an answer on their own. Other people might choose not to answer, as the ...
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2 answers
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Is this an answer only site for people who just started here?

I'm a new user. I don't understand why I can't tell users what is wrong with their work. You can only do that when you have reached reputation=50? I also don't understand anymore what is meant by ...
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2 votes
3 answers
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Should we really have a reputation requirement for commenting?

It's been my experience that this is damaging to the functionality of the site. Example. Say there are two answers to a question. The answerer pertaining to one of them misses something subtle but ...
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14 votes
1 answer
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Answers of the form "I don't have enough reputation to comment, but"

New users often want to make a comment about a question or answer that they have read on this site, but they lack the $50$ reputation necessary to leave a comment. To circumvent this, they post their ...
Michael Albanese's user avatar
12 votes
3 answers
669 views

Answer/Comment Etiquette

With my (terrible!) reputation of < 50 (new to the site), I cannot comment on posts and answers of others. However, if I wish to make an observation or give a hint as opposed to the full answer, ...
Sharat V Chandrasekhar's user avatar
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0 answers
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Why can’t I participate in the discussion or contact the participants?

I found the following question and associated thread interesting, and I’d like to contribute: Product rule for matrix-valued functions and Differentiability of matrix multiplication. However, I have ...
ProfInsall's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
145 views

Why is it needed 50 reputation points in order to have the privilege to comment? [duplicate]

How do I make a comment? Well, this is easy, a user must have at least 50 reputation points, and comments are a privilege... wait, why is it? How to make a remark when reputation is under 50 ? One ...
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4 votes
1 answer
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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 ...
riem's user avatar
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6 votes
0 answers
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A Beginner and the Problem with the 50 Reputations Requirement

I have just started studying calculus and sometimes have questions which are super easy for the most members of the site. I had a question and did not want to ask it because a similar one was already ...
Kaveh Rad's user avatar
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2 votes
1 answer
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How do I make a comment?

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 ...
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