For my previous question

What is difference between a comment and an Answer?

ben gave this as answer from comment privileges page

What are comments?

Comments are temporary "Post-It" notes left on a question or answer. They can be up-voted (but not down-voted) and flagged, but do not generate reputation. There's no revision history, and when they are deleted they're gone for good.

Please note that you can always comment on your own posts, and any part of your questions. However, commenting on other people's posts is a privilege.

but what i have realized is for in this answer when someone up-voted one of my comment i got 6 reputations added to my account.

Do comments have reputations or that reputation is for some other purpose?

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No, comments doesn't have reputation. The answer given before is the correct answer. The only thing you “earn” from reputation is three badges:

  • Tumbleweed - Asked a question with zero score, no answers, no comments, and low views for a week.
  • Commentator - Leave 10 comments.
  • Pundit - Leave 10 comments with score of 5 or more.

In your case, you didn’t get 6 reputation points from the comment. You got 10 reps for one up vote, and -4 reps for two down votes.

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You can read more of how reputation works in the article What is reputation? How do I earn (and lose) it?.


Comments don't give you reputation, no. All of your reputation points are accounted for from your standard posts and you can keep track of reputation changes from your profile Reputation tab.

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