This is really annoying. When trying to answer questions (e.g obtaining info), I have to "answer the question". However, without the information, I cannot. The 50 rep rule for commenting should be removed because its so annoying.

  • Edit some questions and gain some credits. you can gain some knowledge by doing so.
    – user308564
    Commented Jul 11, 2014 at 7:09

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"The 50 rep rule for commenting should be removed because its so annoying."

  • It takes seconds to get 50 rep. The time you took to type this you could have used to answer several questions and get to 50 reputation.
  • It prevents abuse.

... results in

  • me disagreeing with you.

You are abusing the Ask Ubuntu site to post a complaint about the rules. A user worthy commenting on questions on Ask Ubuntu would have known to post this on META (or a truly useful user would have searched the questions on META and realise it has been asked and answered before).

I would rather see a threshold for posting questions...

  • +1 For the questions threshold :p
    – Tim
    Commented Jul 11, 2014 at 9:05
  • @Rinzwind - honestly, 50% of the people that came here would look only for answers and they would probably only have 1 karma
    – lolzies
    Commented Jul 14, 2014 at 6:32

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