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

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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
    Commented May 20, 2011 at 15:55
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    Comments are supposed to be weightless for the most part, for discussion and clarification purposes.
    – studiohack
    Commented May 20, 2011 at 15:57
  • Indeed. Thank you for your comment clarifying that. :)
    – paradd0x
    Commented May 20, 2011 at 16:00
  • no problem @ThiagoM. :)
    – studiohack
    Commented May 20, 2011 at 16:02
  • I could have sworn you used to get +2 rep for each comment... Another site maybe? Commented Nov 1, 2011 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
    Commented Nov 1, 2011 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 Commented Nov 1, 2011 at 19:08

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