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 this site 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 '13 at 11:07
  • The comments or the answers? – Oded Mar 25 '13 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 '13 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... :-) – Peter Albert Mar 25 '13 at 11:52

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, the user will get +10 reputation and for the question, user gets +5 (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.

  • Thanks every one - it appears very simple when you know how. sorry for wasting any time. Cheers..!! – user1624926 Mar 25 '13 at 11:15
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    @user1624926 Remember to accept this answer then, as well... – hyde Mar 25 '13 at 11:17
  • I am receiving +8(not +10) if someone upvote my answer – Vijay Nirmal Jul 26 '17 at 16:00
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    @VijayNirmal That might happen when you are viewing a reputation change which includes an upvote along with a downvote. So an upvote gave you +10 and a downvote gave you -2. When you saw them together, it became 10-2 = +8 – RBT Jul 3 '18 at 6:16

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