In current moderator elections such as the Math election, I can't upvote comments. I've also been told by higher rep users and moderators that they can't upvote comments either. I know this was possible in the 2014 Stack Overflow Election, as you can see by the large number of upvotes on almost all of the comments.

Was the ability to upvote comments underneath a nomination removed for a reason? Or is this just a bug?

  • I know the ability to flag was removed for a reason, maybe upvoting came along with it?
    – Undo
    Dec 12, 2014 at 0:17
  • @Undo Naw we had upvotes without flags for a while.
    – ɥʇǝS
    Dec 12, 2014 at 0:17
  • Maybe the return of this bug? Dec 12, 2014 at 0:24
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    I think it's by design. In this context I prefer comments without votes, personally. Otherwise the groups of supporters can influence the display of comments without having anything to contribute to the discussion.
    – user259867
    Dec 12, 2014 at 0:53

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This was taken out a while back along with flagging.

Nobody seems to recall exactly what went bust there once flagging was taken out, but for the moment this is by design.


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