I use the Android Stack Exchange app for most of my SE activity nowadays. Just now I've noticed that I can no longer upvote comments: after tap-selecting one, I get a profile icon button, a "COPY TEXT" button, and a three-dots menu that only contains "Share".

I'm not sure when exactly I last upvoted a comment, but it was likely within the last week, and possibly the last few hours.

I'm using version 1.0.89, which hasn't been updated since September of last year. Was there a server-side update that changed this? Or perhaps something has changed locally on my device (I'm definitely still logged in)?

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    Pretty sure I just upvoted a comment on my Android. Are you vote-banned for some reason? Mar 9, 2017 at 20:52
  • @Carcigenicate there is no such thing as vote ban. Apr 9, 2017 at 8:39

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Most-likely you were just on a site you have not joined yet.

If you have not joined a site yet, those are the 3 buttons you see.

If you are on a site you have joined, the upvote button will be there, and the profile button will be under the 3 dots menu.

Not joined vs joined:

not-joined screenshot joined screenshot

  • It is a site I have joined (and have thousands of rep on). I can vote, leave comments, answer, etc. as normal. Mar 10, 2017 at 8:07
  • Actually, no: voting tells me I haven't joined, and prompts me to (which does nothing). So there's some sort of joined/not-joined bug going on. Mar 10, 2017 at 8:10
  • @Xiong Which site? Does it happen for all comments in that site, or just some? Mar 10, 2017 at 8:14

The app seemed to believe I wasn't logged in, in some contexts, on only one site. I don't know why.

I logged out and back in and that fixed it.

  • That's not a proper fix. The app should prompt you to join the site (similar to when you attempt to upvote a Q or A). Then upon joining (which is what i did), you should be able to upvote comments. I had same problem and almost submitted separate bug report, but found this post.
    – Jon Grah
    Jun 28, 2017 at 10:49

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