A question and an answer can be both upvoted and downvoted. Why by a comment can you only upvote? What if I think it is wrong, why can I not downvote it?

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    I don't know for sure, but you might find some insight in these two discussions on MSO.
    – Isaac Moses Mod
    Aug 30, 2011 at 19:05
  • Tagging this status-declined because of those discussions (one of which asks the same question and was so tagged by Jeff Atwood).
    – msh210 Mod
    Aug 30, 2011 at 19:43

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Firstly, there are obviously others that agree with you (myself excluded). However, the current SO policy delineated over here is that downvotes for comments will not be allowed/implemented.

The basic thought is that if you disagree with a comment, you should post a follow-up comment that says so (and thereby explains your disagreement). On the other hand, if you agree with a comment, we really don't want you leaving a comment saying "+1," "me too" or the like, so we let you upvote it.

  • What about down voting questions
    – user6781
    Aug 6, 2014 at 16:39

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