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I am not able to comment on my own question. So the flow goes like

1) Posted a question

2) Someone posted a comment to my question asking for some more details or some suggestions.

3) I am not able to reply to them because I don't have 15 reputation.

I think it will be good to remove this constraint atleast for the my own posts. No?

Link to the question Java BufferedReader vs Separate Producer consumer thread

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    You are already supposed to be able to do this. The rep is only for commenting elsewhere. – Martijn Pieters Jul 18 '12 at 11:34
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    Are you sure you are typing more than 15 characters! – defau1t Jul 18 '12 at 11:36
  • Nope, I just posted a question in programmers.stackexchange, and with a reputation 1 I don't see add comment option. Just now... Once I get 6 reputation, I got the add comment option. Actually the same goes for posting pictures in the question rite? – Mohan Kumar Jul 18 '12 at 11:38
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  • @MartijnPieters I saw. – Daniel Fischer Jul 18 '12 at 11:39
  • @MohanKumar: Yet you commented here on your own question, and you only have 1 rep on MSO. Clearly the system is working for you despite your lack of rep. – Martijn Pieters Jul 18 '12 at 12:08
  • Yes I did. Surprisingly I can't that time. – Mohan Kumar Jul 18 '12 at 12:12
  • Moving this to programmers meta, as it's a specific issue on that site. Also, I suggest you post a link to the question you can't post a comment on. – casperOne Jul 18 '12 at 12:29
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As of now, the issue appears resolved:

  1. you were able to comment on the question: Added details in the question...
  2. you were able to comment on the answer to your question: As you say, It depends on the IO wait...

For the sake of completeness, adding also a reference to question timeline:
https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/posts/157171/timeline
Sudden breakthrough in ability to comment could possibly be triggered by question upvote
but I wouldn't bet on that given that privileges page doesn't show any statement about this.

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