OK, so I haven't been using the Stack Exchange websites long. However when I have been using them, I've noticed that sometimes you can comment and sometimes you can't.

For example, I just went to comment a question to ask for more details because the question wasn't clear, however the only option other than provide an answer was flag.

Normally there is Flag | Comment | Edit | Delete or something along those lines.

Why is this? Am I doing something wrong, is it a site bug, or is it done on purpose?


  • do you mean add comment? Because usually that is below that line. Also, is the question closed? Which question is it?
    – tzenes
    Aug 12, 2010 at 19:47
  • Welcome to Gaming! I hope you enjoy your time here, and that you don't mind too much that I fixed up some of your spelling and grammar.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Aug 12, 2010 at 19:58
  • Not at all, I am a gamer, what do you expect?
    – Vibralux
    Aug 12, 2010 at 19:58

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As you can read in the FAQ you can only comment once you reach 50 rep. However, it also states:

you can always comment on your questions and answers, and any answers to questions you've asked, even with 1 rep.

  • also, if you link your accounts (by using the same OpenID, or doing it manually), you get a free one time 100 rep bonus if you have 200+ rep on another stack exchange site Aug 12, 2010 at 19:52
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    Thanks for this, will vote up and accept in 10 minutes when it allows me. Thanks
    – Vibralux
    Aug 12, 2010 at 19:52

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