Could someone please point me in the right direction on how to "upvote" a comment or answer?

It appears a rather stupid question, but I have received some very useful support on these sites and I would like to upvote some of the comments I have received.

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    You click the triangle above or below the number of votes?
    – Rob
    Mar 25, 2013 at 11:07
  • The comments or the answers?
    – Oded
    Mar 25, 2013 at 11:08
  • With regards to questions, see this: stackoverflow.com/about And with regards to comments, there is an up-arrow that appears when moving your cursor over a comment. Click it and you've upvoted.
    – Bart
    Mar 25, 2013 at 11:11
  • @user1624926: great question! was looking for something like this to reply to your comment on SO but couldn't find it here. Now also this problem is solved... :-) Mar 25, 2013 at 11:52

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There is an up & down triangle before the question and answer, just hit them and you can vote for it. Up Triangle refers to upvote and down triangle refers to downvote/negative voting.

For Questions and answers, you can do both upvote & downvote, while for comments you can only do upvote, you can't downvote a comment.

But for voting you require at least 15 reputations, see this privileges page.

Whenever you upvote an answer or a question, the user will get +10 reputation (you can not upvote your own question/answer or comments) while upvoting a comment doesn't reward in reputation.

For downvote, if you downvote a question it doesn't costs you, while if you downvote any answer, you will lose -1 from your reputation too. If someone else downvotes your post (question or answer) then you lose -2 from your reputation.


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