How voting works

Recent Updates to Voting

Downvotes are still counted but will no longer display the total number of votes. This action will still be denoted by the voting arrow turning red.

Downvoting

 

What does voting look like?

Below each comment there are up-vote and down-vote buttons which will add your vote to the tally.

Why vote on comments?

Voting actively will increase the engagement with your fellow commenters without adding a comment. This will help create an incentive to post content which you approve of.

Can I find out who voted on my comments?

To view the people who have up-voted a comment, hover your mouse over the upvote icon which will reveal a box of users who have upvoted the comment.  Here's a screenshot of how this looks:



You can also view your total number of received up-votes by hovering your mouse over your avatar when it appears with a comment. A tally of the number of up-votes per comment is also available next to the voting buttons on any comment.

Didn't mean to vote on something?

You can undo any vote by clicking the button again.

Who can down-vote comments?

Only logged-in users are able to downvote a comment.

Do you show a tally for the number of down votes?

No. Disqus uses voting to surface the best comments, however only up votes are displayed publicly to others.

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