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Why can’t I comment on other questions/answers?

I'm not sure if this is an appropriate question to ask, so sorry in advance.

If someone posts a question I see that other people can comment underneath it, however there is no "add comment button" to be found. Quick screen cap:

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I only have 43 rep, that may have something to do with it.

I can only comment on my own answers, not questions or other people's answers. Example:

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  • I think you can comment now, or at least after the privileges refresh operation completes on the askubuntu.com servers. When asking about the site, be sure to use [meta], though.
    – nanofarad
    Commented Dec 31, 2012 at 14:58
  • just in case I gave him 5 extra @ObsessiveSSOℲ :+
    – Rinzwind
    Commented Dec 31, 2012 at 15:00

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You need the comment everywhere privilege to comment everywhere, which requires 50 reputation.

You do not need that privilege to comment on your own questions or answers, though.


Check https://askubuntu.com/privileges it will show what privileges you have.

More info on commenting: https://askubuntu.com/privileges/comment

Oh and I read just now you need 50 rep ;)

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