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[Meta] Is there a rep point threshold after which you no longer earn points from upvotes on comments?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created June 17, 2011 at 5:47 PM

I was just curious as I noticed a while back that upvoted comments no longer seemed to have an impact on rep. What's the total personal rep threshold, if any, for earning reputation points via upvoted comments?

P.S. I skimmed the FAQ for this answer but didn't see anything. Apologies if I missed it!

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 19, 2011
at 12:23 AM

@WCCP - THANK GOD. Yes, the badge thing must have been where I got the (totally wrong) >10 notion; I did scan the badge-list a coupla weeks ago. PHEW. I thought I was losin it. (like, again.)

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on June 18, 2011
at 02:09 AM

Not to worry Ed! Maybe if my comment gets voted up 100 times I'll get the Pundit badge ...

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

(11488)

on June 18, 2011
at 01:54 AM

@WCC Paul, I apologize that my answer above is somewhat redundant. I did not see your comment before I posted.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on June 18, 2011
at 01:12 AM

oh! you are talking about upvoted COMMENTS! Oh wow. I am so dumb. I thought you meant upvoted answers this whole time.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on June 17, 2011
at 10:46 PM

Familygrok, I don't think upvoted comments have any effect on your reputation score. I have never noticed this myself. There's some chance a comment voted to 10 or higher has an effect, but I somehow doubt that. The 10 or higher thing does come into play (maybe this is what Grenadine was thinking about) in getting the Pundit badge. No one has this one yet. http://paleohacks.com/badges/94/pundit

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 17, 2011
at 07:32 PM

@jack- i'd like to respectfully note that famgrok is asking about comment votes only. I've never reached any sort of threshold for anything around here, and have never seen an increase in rep from a comment vote. Maybe it used to be different, i don't know.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on June 17, 2011
at 07:28 PM

Even on threads that aren't community wiki...I guess I just seem to remember that once upon a time upvotes on comments raised my rep, but as far as I can tell they haven't had any impact in my rep in quite some time, and was wondering if there was a threshold, or a rule change, or it was all in my head!

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on June 17, 2011
at 06:50 PM

what about threads that turned into community wiki? are you considering this into your calculations?

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on June 17, 2011
at 06:42 PM

I guess what I notice is even before hitting the daily limit, I might get rep points for an answer or question, but an upvoted comment has no impact on the rep...whereas (maybe I was imagining it?!) I thought that comment upvotes at one point in time in my past awarded rep points.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 17, 2011
at 06:12 PM

It's weird b/c I knew comment votes didn't up rep, but then I *thought* I read that they do, after an accumulation of votes. Am I dreaming about PH? Wow. Frightening.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

(6235)

on June 17, 2011
at 06:02 PM

I couldn't find it either. You do have to have 50 to be able to comment, but I don't remember comment upvoting ever going to rep

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 17, 2011
at 05:58 PM

wait, i just checked, and don't see it. did i make that up? whoa.

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6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

(11488)

on June 17, 2011
at 11:22 PM

Per FAQ, reputation is awarded for "asking and answering questions." You can get points for the following:

  1. receiving upvotes for your questions and answers (10 points)
  2. having your answer accepted by the questioner (15 points)
  3. accepting an answer to your question (2 points)
  4. being awarded a bounty (100 points or more)

You do not get reputation points for upvotes on comments. However, there is a silver badge available called "Pundit," which no one has earned as of this date. To earn a Pundit badge, you must receive at least 10 upvotes on each of 10 comments.

Hope this helps.

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Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on June 17, 2011
at 06:24 PM

200 per day fam grok. you get a medal for reaching it too.

"Mortarboard ?? 46 Hit the daily reputation cap for the first time"

although one day i was stuck at 199 (because of a single downvote that i couldn't reverse) and got several more upvotes that I didn't get credit for. So essentially I hit the reputation limit without actually hitting the reputation limit. It was an odd glitch that I think probably never happens.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on June 17, 2011
at 07:28 PM

Even on threads that aren't community wiki...I guess I just seem to remember that once upon a time upvotes on comments raised my rep, but as far as I can tell they haven't had any impact in my rep in quite some time, and was wondering if there was a threshold, or a rule change, or it was all in my head!

6426d61a13689f8f651164b10f121d64

(11488)

on June 18, 2011
at 01:54 AM

@WCC Paul, I apologize that my answer above is somewhat redundant. I did not see your comment before I posted.

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on June 17, 2011
at 06:42 PM

I guess what I notice is even before hitting the daily limit, I might get rep points for an answer or question, but an upvoted comment has no impact on the rep...whereas (maybe I was imagining it?!) I thought that comment upvotes at one point in time in my past awarded rep points.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on June 17, 2011
at 10:46 PM

Familygrok, I don't think upvoted comments have any effect on your reputation score. I have never noticed this myself. There's some chance a comment voted to 10 or higher has an effect, but I somehow doubt that. The 10 or higher thing does come into play (maybe this is what Grenadine was thinking about) in getting the Pundit badge. No one has this one yet. http://paleohacks.com/badges/94/pundit

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on June 17, 2011
at 06:50 PM

what about threads that turned into community wiki? are you considering this into your calculations?

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

(9647)

on June 18, 2011
at 02:09 AM

Not to worry Ed! Maybe if my comment gets voted up 100 times I'll get the Pundit badge ...

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 17, 2011
at 07:32 PM

@jack- i'd like to respectfully note that famgrok is asking about comment votes only. I've never reached any sort of threshold for anything around here, and have never seen an increase in rep from a comment vote. Maybe it used to be different, i don't know.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18452)

on June 18, 2011
at 01:12 AM

oh! you are talking about upvoted COMMENTS! Oh wow. I am so dumb. I thought you meant upvoted answers this whole time.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 19, 2011
at 12:23 AM

@WCCP - THANK GOD. Yes, the badge thing must have been where I got the (totally wrong) >10 notion; I did scan the badge-list a coupla weeks ago. PHEW. I thought I was losin it. (like, again.)

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559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 17, 2011
at 05:53 PM

i think they only ever have an impact if there are a certain number. maybe >10? it's in the faq somewhere.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 17, 2011
at 06:12 PM

It's weird b/c I knew comment votes didn't up rep, but then I *thought* I read that they do, after an accumulation of votes. Am I dreaming about PH? Wow. Frightening.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 17, 2011
at 05:58 PM

wait, i just checked, and don't see it. did i make that up? whoa.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

(6235)

on June 17, 2011
at 06:02 PM

I couldn't find it either. You do have to have 50 to be able to comment, but I don't remember comment upvoting ever going to rep

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