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Reputation for comments?

Hello,

I suggesting to so a system that if your comments are up voted you earn some reputation, something like 1 point for each up vote or 1 point per 3 up votes(or something like this). Thanks.

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Can I vote to close as, "The horse is already dead." ?? –  jjnguy Oct 22 '09 at 23:40
    

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Up to a point, a good idea. The rate should probably not be 1 rep point per up vote but smaller (hence 1 rep point per 3 up votes). There should probably also be a way to undo upvotes.

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I like this in the sense that comments are still a "contribution to the community".

However, they certainly don't hold nearly the same value as actual answers, so you'd have to choose your point value wisely. Don't want rep-whores using comments as their new way to cheat.

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Waffles never contribute to anything. –  Ólafur Waage Oct 22 '09 at 23:43

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