# Why can't we downvote comments?

• Also relevant: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/17364/…. Comment flags have some similarities. If a comment has a lot more flags than upvotes, it will be deleted. Also, flags and upvotes are mutually exclusive. It'd be more helpful if you explained why you wanted to downvote comments. – Larry Wang Oct 5 '10 at 8:52
• @Kaestur, because I'd like to chime in (by downvoting) on the recent "Question Quotas" contretemps between two high-rep posters who should know better. I want to be able to indicate, as we used to back when sci.math was worth visiting, "Take it to a room, guys." – Rick Decker Jul 27 '12 at 1:39

I am marking it [status-declined] to match the current decision.