Why do people usually notify the user that they have upvoted their question or answer by adding "+1" to their comment? Is this really necessary?
I recently left a very positive comment on a question and upvoted it but I "forgot" the +1. I got a timely reply with a request that I upvote the question (which I already did of course). Fishing for votes is probably something for another post...
Isn't implied that you have voted up/down when the tone of your comment is strong one way or the other?... Well, not necessarily - I understand that. However, it's common to see users accuse each other for downvoting if they leave a negative comment - which is often not the case (different user downvoted and didn't comment). So, it seems to be implied on negative comments more often than positive ones.
Isn't this supposed to be "private" information? I'm new here so I have no idea. I do understand the value of leaving a helpful comment on a piece of bad content, but is it expected that I constantly point out "+1" or "-1", and why do people do this in the first place?
EDIT: Apparently I need to clarify that I do know that this indicates a vote up or down. +1 = Vote Up, -1 = Vote Down - Rite Gaiz?