If I leave a comment and someone liked it, is there a way to see it?
If not... why not? It's something that would be nice to know.
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There has been a lot of discussion in the past about wanting to be able to view comment history and recent activity like votes and such, but nothing has come about it yet (seems to be very popular, though).
I imagine that at some point in time the commenting system will grow in overall robustness. I just can't really say when that will happen. Maybe in 6 to 8 weeks.
Not without going back and actually looking. I suppose the team feels upvotes are pretty trivial when it comes to comments. Their triviality is the reason why you can't edit comments, or downvote them. They're a dime a dozen, and they don't earn you any reputation either.
It's not real time, but you could query the data dump to see the comments you've left along with their score at the time of the snapshot of the database.
Use something like this:
SELECT score, concat('<a href="https://stackoverflow.com/questions/', PostId, '">',text, '</a>') as comment FROM comments WHERE userid='90691' ORDER BY score DESC
You can also use it to work out how close you are/were to getting a Pundit badge.
I agree - I find it odd that you can't easily find this information when the ultra-rare Pundit badge exists to specifically encourage excellent comments. It doesn't seem unreasonable to want to know whether even one of your comments, lost somewhere on the site, has achieved a rating of 10... (although I don't think I've ever got above a 2 for a comment, so no danger there for me personally - but then, there's no way for me to actually know that ;).
I agree. Although watching the votes is more like an ego issue, knowing there has been activity on a thread that you posted in can be relevant. I wrote a mini-app to watch these things. It's not pretty, but it works (for me, anyway).
Using API 2.2:
Here's an API link (using version 1.1, I know):
It shows you all of your comments, most upvoted at the top. Add
&min=5 to specify a minimum number of upvotes.
For anyone else wanting to use this, replace
90691 with your user ID on Main.