I noticed I got an upvote for my comment on append string where it belongs in sorted file. However, I don't see any change in my reputation. Is there some problem?

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This isn't a bug, although I can see how it might be unexpected. Comment upvotes do not add to reputation.

This is by design. Comments are intentionally second-class, because ongoing discussion is discouraged. The upvotes just help the good ones rise above the noise. You can, however, earn a couple of badges based on commenting — particularly, Pundit, for 10 comments with score of 5 or more.

You can also see an analysis of your reputation history at https://unix.stackexchange.com/reputation, and you can trigger a recalc if you think there's a problem.

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