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Is it possible to upvote comments?

asked 2011-06-18 20:21:17 -0500

Tomasz P. Szynalski gravatar image

updated 2011-06-22 23:23:55 -0500

Evgeny gravatar image

Did I miss something or is it impossible to upvote comments in Askbot? Both StackExchange and OSQA have this feature, and it seems like people use it a lot.

If not, what happens during an import from StackExchange? Is the comment vote information discarded (that would be a shame) or is it stored in the database for future use?

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Will get it done by Tuesday or earlier.
Evgeny gravatar image Evgeny  ( 2011-06-19 14:38:57 -0500 )edit
What is the contents of your VoteTypes.xml in the dump. I don't see the vote type == UpMod for the comment in the dumps I have - is the number for that type "2" - just like for the questions and answers?
Evgeny gravatar image Evgeny  ( 2011-06-19 15:42:47 -0500 )edit
Done on Wednesday :)
Evgeny gravatar image Evgeny  ( 2011-06-22 23:41:16 -0500 )edit
I think downvoting should also be possible. Isn't it?
mether gravatar image mether  ( 2011-07-25 00:07:40 -0500 )edit

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answered 2011-06-19 17:32:14 -0500

Evgeny gravatar image

updated 2011-06-22 23:24:53 -0500

edited Done in 0.7.2, please take a look. Possibly the UI can be abjusted.

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That was too quick! :)
Tomasz P. Szynalski gravatar image Tomasz P. Szynalski  ( 2011-06-19 17:34:01 -0500 )edit
made a small bit of progress on this today, should finish tomorrow.
Evgeny gravatar image Evgeny  ( 2011-06-21 02:07:52 -0500 )edit
Excellent! One small gripe is that the arrow is overlaid on the karma score in an ugly way (at least in Firefox). It should be displayed to the right of the score, as on StackOverflow/Exchange. I think the horiz separators should also be wider, running over the arrow and score. See
Tomasz P. Szynalski gravatar image Tomasz P. Szynalski  ( 2011-06-23 03:20:34 -0500 )edit
True, the font looks different in Chrome and FF. Will need to fix this, probably by moving the arrow and the score apart.
Evgeny gravatar image Evgeny  ( 2011-06-23 23:59:57 -0500 )edit

answered 2011-07-12 10:51:51 -0500

NoahY gravatar image

Put something like this in the custom css in the settings page:

div.comment .upvote.hover {
    background: url( 1px center no-repeat;

This puts it directly below the number on Firefox.

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