In academia.SE the upvotes of the questions and answers have some points associated. However, there are no points associated with the comments on the questions or the answers.
Why am I asking this question?
- Few answers just combine the ideas mentioned in the comments and those answers keep getting upvotes there by increasing the points of the user.
- Though comments get many upvotes, no points are being awarded to the user.
- This is demotivating for the new members of academia.SE site.
What could possibly be done? (any one of the following would do.)
- Award at least 1 point for each upvote of a comment. This will keep the users entertained and motivated to give their best in answering the questions from corners of the world.
- Award some point (nonzero) to the user with a comment with 5 upvotes.
- Award a bronze or silver or gold reputation badge based on the number of upvotes on comments.