I was looking at the permissions available to me, and was wondering why upvoting an answer is unlocked before commenting on any thread. I understand that it's, in part, to reduce commenters who spam the site. But it's kind of a hindrance to those of us who want to help answer a question, but need more info.

Currently, I can only answer a question, not comment on it, and as such, I have to wait for someone with enough rep to ask the question I was going to, thus slowing the answering process, unless I decide to throw the rules out of the window and just post a comment in the answer area. If I do that, I'm reducing my contribution to the site, and increasing the anarchy.

  • Also have a look at: How do I increase my rep?
    – Fabby
    Jun 22 '15 at 6:46
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    It is a balance between frustrating new users and SPAM. Busy sites require more rep, but it is easier to gain rep. Keep contributing ;)
    – Panther
    Jun 22 '15 at 16:22

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