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How do comments work?

Is there any way to view edits made to comments to a reply ? For example if someone modify one of their comments, can the original be seen ?

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marked as duplicate by Pops, kiamlaluno, Daniel Fischer, jonsca, jadarnel27 Aug 1 '12 at 13:56

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Nope, you can't. – Martijn Pieters Jul 17 '12 at 8:02
Also see Can I see edits to my comments? – Martijn Pieters Jul 17 '12 at 8:03
Also see How do comments work? – Martijn Pieters Jul 17 '12 at 8:06
In conclusion, you can only see if a comment has been edited. If a comment has been edited, you can see how many edits were made. This comment was edited, so there is a pencil icon next to it. You can mouse over that icon to see a tooltip telling you how many times it was edited. – Martijn Pieters Jul 17 '12 at 8:07

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From How do comments work?:

Comments are disposable: unlike posts, there's no revision history, and they can be deleted without warning by their authors, by moderators, and in response to flags.

You can see that a comment has been edited (a pencil icon pencil icon is added), and you can see how many times a comment has been edited (mouse over the pencil, a tooltip will show the edit count if edited more than once).

However, due to their disposable nature, no editing history is visible1

1 There is one exception to this: if a moderator edits a comment, the fact that they did is visible to other moderators in the editing moderator user history. This information is never available to regular users.

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