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Why do some comments have a "pencil" icon at the end.

When does it happen, and what does it mean?

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Testing comment editing... EDIT: Added edit #1 EDIT: Added edit #2 –  Daniel May Feb 9 '10 at 13:14
    
edited a lots of times –  flybywire Feb 9 '10 at 13:18
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Because they were edited within 5 minutes of their creation. See Should we be allowed to edit comments?

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It means that someone edited the comment. You can edit comments up to 5 minutes from the time you posted it. If you hover over the pencil it even tells you why it's there!

hover to see what the pencil means

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It's to signify the editing of a comment.

If you hover over the pencil image, it'll say it has been edited X times. I'll give you an example.

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if you hover over the pencil, not comment –  flybywire Feb 9 '10 at 13:20
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