I came on here to ask a question. While I was here I saw a question I thought I could help with. They had already received some feedback that the question was more than one thing being asked, but to me that made sense to diagnose the issue and rule some things out.
I wrote an answer suggesting some steps that might be taken to fix the issue if it were certain things causing it, and some diagnostic steps to pin down what the issue was.
I then got a comment that my answer was a comment rather than an answer, and a downvote.
I took this onboard and tried to create a comment, only to find I needed 50 reputation in order to do it!
How am I supposed to earn reputation within the community by sharing my knowledge if I'm not allowed to participate in the diagnostic process until I get enough reputation?