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I'm running into a chicken/egg problem in this community. I often need to leave comments to get more details to answer questions, but I don't have enough reputation points to leave comments.

Is anybody else experiencing this problem?

Should we consider lowering the requirement to leave comments, at least until we have more active users?

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I personally tend to agree that the reputation requirements are a little mis-tuned and you get into some chicken-and-egg problems like you mention. I think the rules are the same as for StackOverflow, where I imagine it's easier to get rep, so is correctly tuned. I am not sure if they can or will be modified on a site-by-site basis.

I do try to regularly vote up all helpful answers I find when reading through the site to help kick-start reputation for new users and compensate for low usage in early days.

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  • $\begingroup$ I've been spending time upvoting good questions and answers. Hopefully others will do the same so we can grow the user base. $\endgroup$ – sheldonkreger Dec 15 '14 at 18:46

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