I found a solution to a question on this site that no one had provided my answer for and I wanted to share it with the world. I cannot figure out how to answer a question. Commenting takes "Reputation". How do I do this? I love this site idea but I am very frustrated right now.
The question you've mentioned (The headphone jack on my MacBook Pro just stopped working. How do I fix it?) got protected automatically by the system because it attracted a lot of off-topic answers in the past (which got deleted so you can't see them). I've removed the protection and am looking forward to see your answer.
- To get some details about protected questions, see https://apple.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/protect-questions.
- To learn about reputation (points), see https://apple.stackexchange.com/help/whats-reputation
- To learn more about how this (and all other StackExchange) sites work, see https://apple.stackexchange.com/help
You can answer the vast majority of site questions without earning 10 reputation on a specific site. An association bonus of 100 doesn't count in the few questions that are "protected".
Anyone with 10 rep (association or earned otherwise can comment on anyone's questions or answers.