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It takes 50 rep points to post a comment on SO and only 1 point on Meta which is confusing, why the difference in the first place. (This part has been answered.)

I cannot flag a comment as " this is a great comment " on Meta. Does this mean that I will be able to when I achieve 50 rep points like on SO? If so shouldn't that be spelled out in the FAQ.

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when I say "upvote" a comment I mean flag a comment as "this is a great comment" –  Breadtruck Jul 17 '09 at 22:28
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I think this is because meta is built for discussions. So being able to give a comment is much more important than on Stack Overflow, where giving answers is the most important thing.

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Thats fine, but when can you flag a comment as "this is a great comment", after 50 rep points? –  Breadtruck Jul 18 '09 at 8:22
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I think this behavior is by design. As meta is there for the sake of discussion in the first place, comments are a fundamental piece of privilege you should have.

Votes are another thing, though. While it might make sense for meta to have 1 rep user votes, I think they deliberately chose to disable it as you could create a thousand accounts and vote yourself with it.

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What I mean though is that you can specifically upvote ( flag ) a comment as in "this is a great comment" which as far as I can tell doesn't get you anything. –  Breadtruck Jul 17 '09 at 22:27
    
It does get you a badge if you have 10 comments with +10 each. –  LeakyCode Jul 18 '09 at 4:27
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