answers - how to vote down on comments?

I like the whole idea of voting down on question, especially when the question could have resolve via google.com or just by searching it in here. But sometimes, the trivial comments are just as annoying when someone would put bogus comment or keep bugging someone via comments. Can we, as a good web citizen in Answers, vote down on comment? It's almost like having 'like' button in facebook but no dislike.

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Hm...I just see a vote button (thumbs up) and a delete button ('x'). I clicked 'x' on a random comment (that was not mine) and it actually deleted it. I hope it's deleted from my view only and not from the whole site.

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No, it was deleted from the whole site. Stackoverflow doesn't have a -ve for comments either... I think the point is to try to discourage long conversations and focus on actual answers.

Uh oh, anyway to restore?

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I'm interested in where this discussion goes. I suppose I should have an opinion on it, but I think I'd rather just hear from most users here what they want - some people don't like down-voting - and I can help bring it to a decision if there becomes a big enough majority opinion. I'm happy to implement a new feature for down-voting comments if there's enough momentum. We recently just made a few similar changes:

  1. Editing your own post should not increase karma
  2. up-vote on comments should increase karma

You can open a feature request in JIRA, by the way, in our Answers project.

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@Edwin Chan - yikes, I just saw how easy it is to delete a comment by mistake. I just added a JIRA issue for it: Add popup confirmation window on comment deletion.

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