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Some of my comments in SO are editable while others aren’t.. Why?
A possible solution for editing comments

I have a little over 9000 reputation over on Stack Overflow, and I've recently been seeing little pencils next to some peoples' comments, indicating they were edited.

Yesterday, for the first time, I saw an edit link in a comment of my own, and could have edited it should I have wished to do so.

What's the criterion for being able to edit one's own comments?

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marked as duplicate by John Rudy, Ladybug Killer, George Stocker, Ether, Kip Jan 2 '10 at 20:07

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Although answered already, exact duplicate of meta.stackexchange.com/questions/33952/this-one-right-here – John Rudy Jan 2 '10 at 15:02
also: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/25831/… – Kip Jan 2 '10 at 20:07
and also: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/459/… – Kip Jan 2 '10 at 20:08
I apologize for the dupe. I swear I first searched for similar questions but didn't find any. – Carl Smotricz Jan 4 '10 at 11:32

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You can only edit your own comments, and only if you do so within 5 minutes. The time when submitting the edit is what matters, not what time you start the edit, too.

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Thank you!............ – Carl Smotricz Jan 2 '10 at 14:53

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