I'm new to this site. I wanted to add a comment to some replies to a post, and it said "You must have a reputation of at least 50". I'm a tad confused. Further down, it said I had a reputation slightly over 200, yet my attempt to comment was blocked and I couldn't see how to undo the blocking message or appeal or get clarification. I also have two other posts, with trivial, single-figure reputation values. It's not clear to me what the precise scope of a reputation is. Common sense would suggest that a reputation attaches to a user, yet I have three different reputation values according to where you look, so it appears that reputation in fact actually attaches to a combination of a user and a posting. In which case, how how can I have a reputation at all (let alone a value below 50) in respect of a posting if I have not yet commented on that posting? And, operating a bit of inference, if by default no posting to date on a thread equals reputation zero on that thread, and separately reading messages that minimum 50 is required to post on it, how can I ever get started?
Sorry in advance if this post is in the wrong place. I tried the meta site, but it blocked me as well saying I need reputation of 5. Evidently 200 doesn't count!
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