My apologies if this has been answered before.

I have noticed that when I leave comments on a question and someone votes it up, I do not get a notification. If the upvote count would at least be more than 5, I would expect to be notified since that leads to a badge.

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Is it really important to be notified in case of a comment upvote? I don't see the point... –  Pëkka Dec 2 '12 at 19:04
@Pekka: I'm sure you do. +1 –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Dec 2 '12 at 19:08
Please no, that would be far too much noise. Well, for others. Nobody ever upvotes my comments. Still though, comments aren't really all that important within SO/SE and I don't need to get notified each time someone simply thinks it's a good comment. –  Bart Dec 2 '12 at 19:08
@Pekka You mean aside from social validation of my witty remarks? Though I guess we already have a badge for that –  Ben Brocka Dec 2 '12 at 19:08
If you are going for Pundit badge you can check your upvoted comments like this: –  juergen d Dec 2 '12 at 19:14
@pekka, I expect it to notify if the vote count more than 5. Since it leads to a badge. –  NeverHopeless Dec 2 '12 at 19:33
Please stop posting if you people think this question is not a question. I have already flagged it to close. thank you for this much downvotes. I just ask for clarification and it was just my expectation. –  NeverHopeless Dec 2 '12 at 19:35
Why would we have to stop posting? And sometimes on Meta downvotes are used to indicate disagreement with an idea, rather than that your question is a bad one. Don't worry about it. Meta rep won't buy you anything anyway. And there's no need to close this question. –  Bart Dec 2 '12 at 19:36
Well from now i am not interested in buying one if asked for :) –  NeverHopeless Dec 2 '12 at 19:39
Oh wait, you guys didn't get notified that I upvoted your comments, so I'm leaving this comment to let you know that I upvoted your comments. Mmmkay? –  Jerry Dodge Dec 10 '13 at 2:17
<sarcasm>Aaaaand I'm out.</sarcasm> :-) +1 by the way –  Jerry Dodge Dec 10 '13 at 2:29
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Comments are not first class citizens:

  • you can't downvote them.
  • only moderators can edit them and there is no edit trail left.
  • you won't get any reputation for the comments.
  • you won't get any notification if a comment is changed.

The reason for this is this is a Question and Answer site. Comments are a way to comment or ask for clarification.

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I would however like a nice way to see if any of my comments get upvoted, even if that means just showing a number on my comments in the activity tab. –  Jeff Mercado Dec 2 '12 at 21:29
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Stack Overflow does not provide this feature, probably because most would consider that notification to be overkill. I agree with that decision. Comments get upvoted a lot.

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