Why can't we upvote comments on nominations?

Normally a user can vote on a comment to indicate that they agree with the sentiment it contains; this saves them from having to post a similar comment. Using the same system during the nomination stage of an election would allow users to indicate that they share the concern previously raised by another user, or to add to the support shown by another user.

Added Later: Arthur Fischer's comment on Daniel Fischer's nomination appears to have been upvoted, but I still can't upvote any of the comments.

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    $\begingroup$ "I vote for you." comments could turn the thing into a pseudo-election. $\endgroup$
    – quid Mod
    Dec 10, 2014 at 22:46
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    $\begingroup$ And quite a few of those have been deleted already. $\endgroup$
    – user147263
    Dec 10, 2014 at 22:48
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    $\begingroup$ I do remember this was possible before. $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Dec 10, 2014 at 22:54
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    $\begingroup$ @Asaf yes it was possible. But it is now impossible by design. But this is not the first complaint I heard related to it, so maybe it will be changed back. $\endgroup$
    – quid Mod
    Dec 10, 2014 at 23:40
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    $\begingroup$ @quid: I hope it will. I would like to complain about my nomination, when Shog will drop the anvil on my head, and I would like everyone to vote those comments! $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Dec 10, 2014 at 23:44
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    $\begingroup$ Related on Meta. $\endgroup$
    – HDE 226868
    Dec 12, 2014 at 0:18
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    $\begingroup$ On your added: likely a bug or hack, chances are SE only took away the interface to vote, and did not actually block it. $\endgroup$
    – quid Mod
    Dec 14, 2014 at 14:32
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    $\begingroup$ Guessed right, see chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/19057631#19057631 $\endgroup$
    – quid Mod
    Dec 14, 2014 at 14:35
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    $\begingroup$ See meta.stackexchange.com/questions/245124/… for the bugreport $\endgroup$
    – quid Mod
    Dec 14, 2014 at 15:20
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    $\begingroup$ There I thought for a moment I missed an upcoming election... $\endgroup$
    – quid Mod
    May 13, 2016 at 18:04
  • $\begingroup$ The functionality to upvote comments under the nomination posts has been (re-)added with the recent revamping of the election UI. Relevant Meta SE post: Moderator Elections functionality: voting UI, commenting and flagging. $\endgroup$ Nov 17, 2021 at 17:57


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