# Should upvoted comments gain reputation?

Why don't we give reputation for upvoting comments? I don't know what else to say. It seems like, just like the answer, they often give valuable insights that just don't accomplish the task from start-to-finish, but it seems like they might still deserve something. Thoughts?

• Many heavily upvoted-into-the-multiple-digits comments can be conversational rather than topical. – Adam Hughes Nov 2 '14 at 0:37
• The only positive outcome from having reputation from comments is that it will essentially add the possibility to downvote comments. And there are a lot of them that need downvoting. – Asaf Karagila Nov 2 '14 at 5:02
• We prefer comments that seem just like the answer, with valuable insights, to actually be answers here. There is no positive outcome from encouraging answers in comments, it really messes up our scheme, that being great questions followed by great answers. Great answers in comments get reputation when they get migrated to answers, which is, of course, the other half of what we want here. – J. W. Perry Nov 2 '14 at 5:06
• A better process for migrating comments to answers would be better, IMO. – Najib Idrissi Nov 2 '14 at 10:48
• Even though upvoted comments do not carry reputation, users can consider them as a kind of recognition. You can find users with most upvotes on their comments here. – Martin Sleziak Nov 2 '14 at 17:39

2. Only for very large values of $\pi$