I note that we can follow the up-/downvotes on our questions and answers, but there is not a convenient place to find stats on the upvotes on our comments on questions and answers. Is this one of the advanced privileges earned after attaining >10,000 reputation or some other qualifying event?


There's very little that you can say about comments. This is by design: comments are explicitly relegated to a second-class, transient role, and SE has been very clear that anything that would increase their importance (thereby turning SE into a discussion-board type of forum, at the detriment of the straightforward readability of the Q&A format) will not be taken up.

This Data Explorer query can find all your comments, including their score, but that's about all the information available. There is no rep-earnable site privilege that enables any additional visibility into the comment statistics.

  • $\begingroup$ Ah okay, I wasn't sure whether this was tracked or known. I noticed that some comments had lots of upvotes and it made me curious if any of my comments made it to the "red color" stage or not. $\endgroup$ Jul 24 '17 at 15:49
  • $\begingroup$ @honeste_vivere You get what's in the linked query but no more than that. $\endgroup$ Jul 24 '17 at 15:53
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    $\begingroup$ I was not aware of this Data Explorer part of SE, nice. I found a pre-made query for this specific task at: https://data.stackexchange.com/physics/query/947/my-comment-score-distribution. $\endgroup$ Jul 24 '17 at 15:55
  • $\begingroup$ @honeste_vivere Yeah; note also that the column headers on the output can be used to re-sort on different criteria. Also, if you're going to muck around with SEDE, the database schema are very useful. $\endgroup$ Jul 24 '17 at 15:58
  • $\begingroup$ Ah that sounds interesting, but I better not... I am already overly distracted by my own programming. If I start digging into this, I will lose several days ;) $\endgroup$ Jul 24 '17 at 16:06

This is another way in which the decision to have comments be second class citizens shows in the interface: there is no feature for tracking such things.

You can construct a query in the Stack Exchange Data Explorer to learn about the situation up to the most recent capture.


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