When your comment is upvoted, does it increase your reputation or does it not have any effect on it?


No. It does not affect your rep at all. But, you can get badges for upvoted comments:

Commentator: Left 10 comments.


Pundit Left 10 comments with score of 5 or more.

  • Any specific reason why it's that way? Seems like it would make sense to increase the reputation of the user if they have a good comment.
    – paradd0x
    May 20 '11 at 15:55
  • 5
    Comments are supposed to be weightless for the most part, for discussion and clarification purposes.
    – studiohack Mod
    May 20 '11 at 15:57
  • Indeed. Thank you for your comment clarifying that. :)
    – paradd0x
    May 20 '11 at 16:00
  • no problem @ThiagoM. :)
    – studiohack Mod
    May 20 '11 at 16:02
  • I could have sworn you used to get +2 rep for each comment... Another site maybe? Nov 1 '11 at 18:46
  • @Luke nope. Never has happened, never will. I think you're thinking of th +2 rep you get when you accept an answer.
    – studiohack Mod
    Nov 1 '11 at 19:07
  • @studiohack Might have been. But I do understand why they shouldn't be worth rep, but I think they should after say, +5 votes or +10 Nov 1 '11 at 19:08

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