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Here's a data explorer query which lists a user's comments in descending order of score: https://data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/109328/my-highest-rated-comments It has the post-link, comment score, and comment body.


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While we are discussing this change, this feature could be better applied only to lower-rep users instead of everyone (but this should probably be a feature-request). In the meantime, I have created a temporary fix for those who are already familiar with the comment action icons and wish for them to remain hidden until the comment is hovered upon: ...


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The DAG team says it's an intentional change, to make it more obvious especially to new users that they can flag comments. I expect it will also help with touch interfaces. From the DAG team announcement for July: Comment flagging improvements: To align with the new CoC we will be making various changes in how comment flagging works. Allowing ...


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As a moderator on four subjective sites, this would be extremely helpful on subjective sites. It is a common occurrence for extended discussions to crop up on artistic and subjective sites where the end result is likely to meaningfully improve the answer, but comments is not the right place to do this. My only option when cleaning up these discussions is ...


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No, I don't think that is a good idea. Take into account that badges are there to encourage certain behaviour. This badge would encourage you to write a comment rather than an answer. We really want to encourage people to write a good answer instead!


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You have two different questions here, but the first one has an excellent reply from Robert already. I'll address the second one, which isn't really a question at all... but it should be: I could edit the question or write a really good answer, but that's not quite the same thing as letting someone know they handled something in a way I don't agree with. ...


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It just indicates that the comment is useful and if anyone is just scanning the comments they should read it. These comments are also shown preferentially if only some of the comments are being shown. It has no other effect (apart from a badge)


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This argument seems to be based on preventing users from trying to get easy badges (targeting the robo-reviewers) rather than making reviewing better. You have to accept that as long as there is an award, there are some people who are going to take the path of least resistance to get that badge. We will always have robo-reviewers, you can't stop or prevent ...


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I'm against it for a reason that I believe hasn't been mentioned yet, but I also will present a compromise. While the difference of up- and downvotes is a useful indicator for the quality of a post, the number of upvotes alone is also. That is simply because often people are strongly disagreeing with each other. On top of that, a downvote is often given ...


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The other answers are busy offering per-site solutions so I thought I could offer a networkwide SEDE query. The query takes the top 1000 comments from each site and then presents the top 1000 of those. This top 1000 is needed to limit the time it takes to process all the records. declare @sql nvarchar(max) create table #result (site sysname ...


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Can users see their own comment upvote number somewhere? Unfortunately, there is no way programmed into StackExchange, that allows you to view your comment upvotes directly. However, you can still do it by using a MySQL query that I just wrote for this purpose. Go to your user profile on the site you wish to view comment upvotes: In the search box on the ...


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There is a Pundit badge, which is silver and awarded for ten comments with five upvotes or more each. Other than that, there is no reward. This is by design - comments are "second-class citizens." We want to focus on the questions and answers here, not the comments.


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Yes, when you select a custom reason when voting to close you automatically upvote it. This was simply how that feature was designed when it was implemented.


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I started writing up this request myself before seeing it had been asked before. This would be great. Some people have already pointed out that stars and comment upvotes don't mean the same thing. Fair enough. A reasonable solution might be to distinguish migration-chats as a different class of chats, with upvotes there too rather than stars. Although I ...


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You're free to vote however you want. If you want the site to be as clutter-free as possible, then don't upvote them. If you want to reward the comment/answer an upvote since it made you smile or laugh, upvote it. The decision is yours, and the mods have no power to control how you vote or why you vote the way you do. As for me personally, I wouldn't upvote ...


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While there is some difference between stars and comment upvotes, the benefit of retaining the information about comment upvotes while transferring them to chat outweighs the drawbacks: the information is not lost in the first place. the comment votes are an essential part of a [supposedly healthy] discussion which happened to be in the comments, and if ...


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You can view your highest voted comments with that link https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/users/1655144/comments?order=desc&min=5&sort=votes&site=stackoverflow It displays only comments with at least 5 votes (min=5). 1655144 is your Stack Overflow user id.


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This complaint makes a lot of sense, and the reason this happened was a purely technical implementation detail. This detail has been shown the door now, so from the next build on, this won't happen anymore.


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At present there is no way to find out how many comments we voted today or total number of comment votes we have casted. The only thing we can know is when we reach daily 30 upvotes on comments limit. IMO this is not implemented because commenting is not our primary goal. Our primary goal is Q&A. Comments are used specially for clarification on question ...


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Same issue here: Before: After: It seems to only appear on my comments and only when there is a "show more comments" box. Before the "Show more comments" click, here is the "comment-actions" td: <td class="comment-actions"> </td> After: <td class="comment-actions"><table><tbody><tr> <td class="comment-score"&...


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Yes it is being recorded somewhere, but only SE developers with direct access to the database can see who really upvoted a comment. (and obviously, they won't do it without a good reason) Same goes for questions and answers: moderators do not have access to see who voted, only to see patterns, which can help detect serial voters. Only SE devs can dig and ...


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My bad, we should have posted something on this when we rolled it out. As mentioned by Monica, this is an intentional change to make flagging more discoverable. We can all agree it definitely does that. This is a work in progress and we are working on some additional changes to improve the layout of comments. These changes will build on the changes we ...


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I do it myself a lot, but writing comments in lieu of a properly fleshed out answer isn't exactly great for the site's ecosystem. The behaviour should not be encouraged further by having a badge for it. Comments that answer the question... ...are second class citizens and may get deleted ...make it impossible for the OP to accept the best solution ...are ...


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Yes, and we are working on this one and others.


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If you can't wait for a week for the comments to make it into SEDE you can use the StackAPI that has an endpoint on the user for comments. If you run that with the sort on Votes, sort order descending and the filter I created to also show the body of the comment this will be the output (partial) for you: { "items": [ { "edited": false, "...


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There are two problems with your proposal. First, a star in chat does mean something different than up-voting a comment. A comment vote means usefulness, while chat votes can just mean it was important for some reason or maybe just fun. The second thing is: not all users have an account on chat, or have the privilege to chat. That means votes aren't as ...


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👎 Upvoting a comment shouldn't be a sign of simply liking it. I'll let the comment upvote tooltip from the website explain: While in practice comments are often upvoted simply because they are "liked," we shouldn't be making the association between upvoting and the intended meaning that the comment is useful any weaker. Changing the up-arrow to a ...


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This is true with all page state that does not force a refresh -- post votes, comment votes/flags, and new comments. If you navigate away and then use the browser back button, you don't see those latest updates even though they're there. Your browser is caching this state; there's nothing SE can do about it. (I thought we had this question, but I can't ...


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