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Reputation for comments?

I have made many useful comments. However, it seems that a useful comment does not reward reputation. Why?

What is the role of useful comments?

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marked as duplicate by Bart, Alenanno, Aaron Bertrand, Daniel DiPaolo, Jim Sep 19 '12 at 15:37

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Comments are of secondary importance. They help to clarify a question or answer. They are not generally considered as something for which you should gain rep. They might also be deleted at any time (more so than questions or answers). –  Bart Sep 19 '12 at 15:28
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Besides, comments cannot be voted down, so your perception of usefulness is skewed. –  ЯegDwight Sep 19 '12 at 15:30
    
@Bart : for sure ! –  Cybermaxs - Betclic Sep 19 '12 at 15:38
    
I don't see why this is a negative three question. Personally, I agree with the current comment setup, but it is not wrong or against the idea of meta to ask why. –  jeremyjjbrown Jan 28 at 19:41

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In nine out of ten cases, comments should help improving the question or answer at hand.

Once it served it purpose, the comment should get deleted. For example, a request for clarification becomes noise once the question has been edited to fulfill the request.

Reputation simply cannot be combined with the ephemeral nature of comments.

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yes but sometines the answer is in the comment (a link, 2 or 3 words that can not be an anwser). –  Cybermaxs - Betclic Sep 19 '12 at 15:32
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Rather than just posting a link, it's always preferable to post the relevant parts in an answer. If a question can be answered writing no more than three words, it should get closed as not a real question. –  Dennis Sep 19 '12 at 15:34
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@Cybermaxs Then make it into a good substantial answer if you can. And if not, you're simply out of luck. –  Bart Sep 19 '12 at 15:34

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