At least on two sites: SO on Russian and Русский язык SE Data Explorer returns a lot of comments with negative score [-6...-1]:


Actual comments look like normal comment without upvotes.

What is this? An echo of migration from hashcode.ru?

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    What happens if you upvote one of those comments? – Sonic the Wizard Werehog Nov 23 '18 at 9:38
  • @SonictheInclusiveHedgehog nothing special, it gots upvote. But due to the delay of SEDE data update you won't know right now. – αλεχολυτ Nov 23 '18 at 9:43
  • A score of 1 you mean? – Sonic the Wizard Werehog Nov 23 '18 at 9:48
  • @SonictheInclusiveHedgehog for all other comments N score mean N upvotes. – αλεχολυτ Nov 23 '18 at 9:51
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    maybe they were answers and a mod pressed the magic 'convert to comment' button? – AakashM Nov 23 '18 at 13:47
  • @AakashM, yep, seems so, for example for this comment. It was answer with -10 before – Grundy Nov 23 '18 at 13:53
  • @AakashM not sure, cause big SO doesn't have any one. Do you believe that 'convert to comment' was never pressed on SO? Even more in such case there were deleted answers on questions, but they don't exists. – αλεχολυτ Nov 23 '18 at 13:56
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    Migration from the original site appears to make more sense: they copied the score to database as-is, and they do have sanity check when displaying preventing negative score from being displayed. – Shadow Wizard Nov 26 '18 at 15:16
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    @ShadowWizard comments v 2.0. – αλεχολυτ Nov 26 '18 at 15:25
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    @älёxölüt why can't I downvote your comment? Do I need more rep for this? – MEE the setup wizard Nov 26 '18 at 16:16

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