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I wish to know the use of "This is a Great Comment".

How does it help the person who has posted the comment and also to the person who has posted the question?

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Questions about SO, should be asked on meta.stackoverflow.com – Oded Aug 14 '10 at 7:45
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@Oded that is a great comment – Noel M Aug 14 '10 at 7:47
    
I think that [stackoverflow.com] tag should be made a synonym of [stackoverflow], so at least the question will get a correct tag when migrated here. – kennytm Aug 14 '10 at 8:24

You mean the comment vote function?

Well, for one, it allows others to agree with a point of view, without having to write it down themselves. That is good because

  • It avoids cluttering

  • Other people may not be able to put it as well as the comment author did

secondly, it is a great way of giving feedback what people think is an especially great, or witty comment.

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Especially when some comments may add as much information, or even correct, an unedited answer. – JulesLt Aug 14 '10 at 8:37

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