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Should we be allowed to edit comments?
Why is the time limit for editing comments only 5 minutes?

I have low rep on onstartups.com, and I tried to edit my comment only to get a message box saying something how I can not edit comment within the first 5 minutes (or after 5 minutes, I forgot). Anyway, my comment is locked in.

What is the reason for this behaviour?

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marked as duplicate by Arjan, Peter Mortensen, jzd, Jeff Atwood Mar 23 '11 at 11:26

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

@sarnold yes, that answers it. thanks, but why not post as an answer? – BЈовић Mar 23 '11 at 9:59
because I'm new enough at meta that I'm unfamiliar with protocols here; I assumed your question would be closed quickly :) but I guess I was wrong. – sarnold Mar 23 '11 at 10:02
Better yet: Why is the time limit for editing comments only 5 minutes? But indeed, @sarnold, as even the OP agrees it's a duplicate, this will surely be closed. Of course, the OP could still click "delete" too. Either way, posting an answer would not have added much. – Arjan Mar 23 '11 at 10:32

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