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Some comments are written in very bad format (leetspeak, all lowercase, bad grammar, etc.). Thus it takes quiet a lot of time to understand what a man that posted a comment wanted to say.

I think such comments shouldn't be left in this state. I think it would be good to have the possibility to edit and clean them up. What should be done with comments posted by other users if they have some value but are badly written? Should there be possibility to edit them? Should I flag them for moderator attention? Should there be review system similar to the current one for questions and answers?

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You can flag them, but the best you can get is that they will get deleted. –  Oded Oct 24 '12 at 17:58
    
Editing comments is a big can of worms. However, devs have this power - as I've had one of my comments edited before. –  Mysticial Oct 24 '12 at 17:58
    
Also mods can edit comments. I sometimes fix spelling mistakes, links, and similar stuff. But it depends. On the main site I am more strict than Meta although I don't go around looking for comments to delete on purpose. –  Alenanno Oct 24 '12 at 18:00
    
have some value but are badly written --> I don't think it is too common... –  nhahtdh Oct 24 '12 at 18:00
    
@Alenanno Oh wow, I didn't know mods could edit comments. That's good to know. –  Mysticial Oct 24 '12 at 18:01
    
A man? Hmmmmm –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Oct 24 '12 at 18:01
    
If it's that hard to read, just post your own comment in a not terrible manor. If you aren't willing to do that then either the comment isn't that helpful or isn't that hard to read and you can just ignore it. –  Servy Oct 24 '12 at 18:21

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