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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 Dec 10 '14 at 22:46
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    $\begingroup$ And quite a few of those have been deleted already. $\endgroup$ – user147263 Dec 10 '14 at 22:48
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    $\begingroup$ I do remember this was possible before. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila Dec 10 '14 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 Dec 10 '14 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 Dec 10 '14 at 23:44
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    $\begingroup$ Related on Meta. $\endgroup$ – HDE 226868 Dec 12 '14 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 Dec 14 '14 at 14:32
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    $\begingroup$ Guessed right, see chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/19057631#19057631 $\endgroup$ – quid Dec 14 '14 at 14:35
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    $\begingroup$ See meta.stackexchange.com/questions/245124/… for the bugreport $\endgroup$ – quid Dec 14 '14 at 15:20
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    $\begingroup$ There I thought for a moment I missed an upcoming election... $\endgroup$ – quid May 13 '16 at 18:04

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