This evening I commented on an answer before I left the office and later I found that I might have been too hasty in my efforts. It was pointed out to me, in a comment to my comment that I didnt allow the original poster the 5 minute edit pardon. Maybe obvious, maybe not, my intention was not to instigate wrath, etc. However, once my comment was pointed out and the answerer corrected his post, ultimately my comment was rendered obsolete. I would at that point prefer not to seem to detract from an otherwise helpful post.
What is the best practice at this point?
Should I leave my comment up and seem like a vengeful a**, even though I might have been good intentioned, or should I delete my post and leave incongruity in the comment list (ie, '@akf: i have updated my post' with no comment from me).
I could then come back with another comment stating that I have deleted my irrelevant comment, or I could retain the comment, believing that the viewer would know enough to look through the edits and timestamps to understand the context of the comments.
To reiterate, what is the best practice on revisiting your own comments? To delete or not?
(disclaimer: i looked for this in recent posts, couldnt find it. please let me know if this is a dup)