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If your comment is less than one minute old at the time you click submit (meaning, not when you click the edit button) the little pencil will not come up: enter image description here

This is because if your comment is less than one minute old the most likely reason you are editing it is to fix a grammatical error. Good idea?

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    Does it really matter? I don't really see a benefit. Jul 2 '13 at 6:28
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    It's a small idea but (in my opinion) that pencil is really annoying. And I'm not sure if you're kidding or not by editing it in under a minute, can you fill me in?
    – Jon
    Jul 2 '13 at 6:28
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    Well, I don't find it to be very annoying and the chances for abuse are not so trivial (someone would certainly use this to troll). Jul 2 '13 at 6:29
  • How would you use it to troll?
    – Jon
    Jul 2 '13 at 6:29
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    @chipperyman573: Who knows? Jul 2 '13 at 6:30
  • Not me, that's for sure.
    – Jon
    Jul 2 '13 at 6:30
  • This was already suggested before... and declined. Jul 2 '13 at 7:06
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As a non-native speaker I must say one minute is damn short to really fix your grammar. Allowed 5 minutes for comment edit now once in a while are to short. Thus making it long enough to fix grammar for us with English as second or third language would really mean removing pencil icon from comments altogether.

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If you spot a grammatical error in the first minute of your comment's life, spending some seconds proofreading before hitting the add comment button would solve this problem.

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