Every time I try to comment on this site; it says I need "50 reputation"; but as far as I can tell, you have to comment to get reputation.
Did everyone who is currently commenting sign up and comment before this was required? Or is there some other method for getting reputation?
As it is now, the site is virtually unusable, everything I try to do here requires reputation, but I can't get any because... getting reputation requires you to have some in the first place...
If there is something I'm missing about the situation, the site does not cater to new users and show any way around this barrier.
If you are going to require reputation to do things here; there should be a help button or something right next to the "you need rep" warning that explains how to get it. This is probably the 4th or 5th time I've stumbled on this site over the last year and I still can't find any way to do anything while I'm here, its very poorly explained and I can't imagine how many people give up on the site entirely after being frustrated by this.
edit: beyond frustrating... even trying to post this question has required several attempts. I can't create tags without 300 reputation but a tag is required? And again no explanation with the warning on how to get reputation. I'm not even sure I want an answer at this point, this site is just stupidly designed and frustrating as hell to even attempt using.