You can up and downvote posts, but why can you only upvote comments? What is the thinking for not allow any sort of downvote on comments (not that I am saying that you should lose or gain rep from votes on comments)?

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See extensive discussion on Meta SE. Quoting the Jon Skeet:

If a comment is wrong, respond to it with another comment. That provides a lot more information than a downvote which could mean anything.

If you want to debate this, take it to Meta SE.

  • No, I agree. :)
    – user364819
    Commented Oct 17, 2015 at 11:55

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