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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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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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