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What do “great comment” votes do?

How exactly any one get any benefit by an upvoted (this is a great comment) comment?

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marked as duplicate by Jeff Atwood Jun 13 '11 at 9:31

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You get a badge if you receive enough comment upvotes. Additionally there is a nice glowing up-arrow displayed next to your comment if it has upvotes.

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Funnily nice answer :) – rptwsthi Jun 13 '11 at 9:21

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