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Reduce karma required for commenting

asked 2013-02-06 18:30:22 -0500

bit-pirate gravatar image

updated 2013-02-06 22:42:00 -0500

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Apparently there is the issue, that new users with only few karma can't post comments (on other people's answers)(example). As a result some post comments as answers, since there is no other way.

If this is true, could we lower the amount of karma required for commenting?

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Seems like a good idea to me, as long as we can avoid spam comments, which are mostly karma 1.

joq gravatar image joq  ( 2013-02-09 07:26:17 -0500 )edit

Related to this, low karma user not being able to paste URL is becoming troublesome...often it makes difficult to track which tutorial page the questioner is talking about.

130s gravatar image 130s  ( 2013-02-14 17:20:10 -0500 )edit

I'd like to allow any links to even with 0 karma, if that is somehow possible to do.

dornhege gravatar image dornhege  ( 2013-02-14 22:31:32 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-02-11 19:13:56 -0500

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I've dropped it to 3 from 10. If we get spam it'll have to be raised. There's not as good a moderating mechanism on comments.

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Is there a separate karma requirement for commenting within own questions? In my opinion this should be always allowed to not force new users to post answers if they only want to respond to other given answers.

Ben_S gravatar image Ben_S  ( 2013-02-12 04:35:45 -0500 )edit

Out of curiosity: I assume a spam bot can create as many questions as it wants. If that is true, why do we add an extra barrier to commenting? Couldn't we just lower the required karma to 1?

bit-pirate gravatar image bit-pirate  ( 2013-02-12 11:37:37 -0500 )edit

Since the karma limit for commenting also causes "comment answers" on Gazebos Q&A, I went over to the Askbot site planning to raise this issue. But then I saw that they lowered the required karma for commenting to 1 (= new users karma amount) already (see here).

bit-pirate gravatar image bit-pirate  ( 2013-02-21 12:40:59 -0500 )edit

Please, please set ROS Answers karma limit for commenting also to 1! It's tiresome to keep people reminding to not uses answers for comments and they have to reply that they can't comment!

bit-pirate gravatar image bit-pirate  ( 2013-02-21 12:42:10 -0500 )edit

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