The other day a comment of mine had three helpful votes. These have not been credited in the helpful flags total in the profile. There was at least one other occurrence a month or two ago where one vote was not credited. Is this a stack bug or are helpful votes only selectively credited?

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    Do you mean that you had a comment with 3 upvotes? You don't get reputation from comments.
    – Taryn
    Dec 9, 2013 at 20:55
  • You mean this comment
    – rene
    Dec 9, 2013 at 20:57
  • @rene Just curious...how'd you search by comments?
    – Andy
    Dec 9, 2013 at 21:00
  • Visit the profile of the OP, clicked activity tab...@Andy
    – rene
    Dec 9, 2013 at 21:01
  • It's the helpful comments total that the post is about - nothing to do with reputation. Quite chuffed though about the high appraisal of my post!
    – suspectus
    Dec 9, 2013 at 21:16

2 Answers 2


A "Helpful Flag" means that you flagged a post for moderator review and your flag was deemed helpful by a moderator. Upvoting comments has nothing to do this process.


You don't get reputation for comment upvotes.

  • The OP could go for the pundit badge ( Left 10 comments with score of 5 or more ) which the OP doesn't have yet.
    – rene
    Dec 9, 2013 at 21:00
  • did I mention reputation in the post? I meant helpful flags.
    – suspectus
    Dec 9, 2013 at 21:10
  • @suspectus You should have been more clear with that. Could we see some screeshots of the flags as you see them?
    – Undo
    Dec 9, 2013 at 21:10
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    @suspectus Are you expecting that a vote on your comment increment your helpful flags count? The two are not related whatsoever.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Dec 9, 2013 at 21:15

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