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Just as an aside, what is with the comments? Does every user have their own "award" to present?

Wow, never been so downvoted before. I didn't realize everybody was so familiar with the Flickr website and this award business was common knowledge. For the record, I did Google it and couldn't find any relevant information.

Cripes, I asked a simple question.

It is the comment spam mechanism on Flickr.

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