Questions tagged [comment-edits]

This tag is for questions about editing comments. Users may edit their own comments any number of times for five minutes after they are first posted.

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Should the 5-Minute-Comment-Editing Timeout restart when editing?

I don't want to discuss why there is a timeout for editing comments. This has been done numerous times. However, when I start editing before this deadline, shouldn't the edit go through and be ...
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Add edit suggestions and edit history on comments

I've seen lots of comments that are in desperate need of editing, mostly for grammar. Currently, there is no mechanism for users to edit comments, except the owner (and maybe moderators, I'm not sure)....
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Comment duplication problem has been duplicated, again! Bug?

This just happened. I was editing a comment to add some additional text. When I was finished, two comments resulted, with the edited comment appearing above the unedited version. The timestamp ...
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Editing comments bug [duplicate]

I posted this question on meta.math.SE, for some reason not realizing that this might be relevant to the entire network. I'll repeat the question here, with rephrasings to suit. I have successfully ...
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Clicking on the comment edit button causes multiple inputs to be shown [duplicate]

See below gif, as it shows the issue clearly: When clicking on the edit button, it doesn't actually get rid of the edit link, and clicking it multiple times causes undesired behavior. (This can ...
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Repeatedly clicking the edit button causes chaos

Help!!! I don't know quite what happened, I was getting frustrated, trying to somehow escape the backticks inside the code formatting. I clicked the edit button too many times, and then the above ...
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“Comment edited” icon is too prominent

I noticed this yesterday: The "this comment was edited" pencil icon became fully black, which makes it very prominent and draws too much attention to it, in my opinion. I'm pretty sure it used ...
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Show me a message if a comment I'm editing gets deleted

When I'm editing a comment, if the comment gets deleted in the meantime, I'm not notified in any way. This poses a problem because if I try to submit my edit, my edited comment is irretrievably ...
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What is the point of 5 minutes comment edit window, if we can delete and re-post? [duplicate]

I am aware of the "comment-timeout" which prevents the user to edit comments after 5 minutes edit window. But, it doesn't prevent the user from deleting and posting a new comment with modified ...
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Comment editing relies on device's clock to lock editing

Editing comments through the Android app relies on the device's local clock to determine whether it's still available for editing. If my device's clock is manually adjusted to be ahead of the local ...
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How are non-tail comments getting edited after five minutes?

I thought maybe I was imagining it before, but now I'm almost certain I have seen a comment edited in-place after five minutes. The second comment to this question, made by a Trusted User, had passed ...
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How to make the editing time for my own comments longer? [duplicate]

that's awful. The time left to edit my own comments is absolutely not enough. Why should it be, that 8 minutes after I have written something, I cannot edit my own text? It happened already several ...
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Android App crashes when I edit my comment

Whenever I try to edit my comments, the app freezes for 5 seconds and then it crashes saying "Unfortunately, Stack Exchange has stopped". I have edited comments before so I think this might be ...
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Spaces cannot be edited in comments

I cannot edit my comment to simply replace a space by a non-breakable space. The modification is not taken into account. The edit isn't performed. My comment is unchanged. Revision is lost. Stagnation ...
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Edit button displaying on different comment

I commented on a question : Escaping in base64 encode php I needed to edit it, but there is no edit button aside to the comment. User @pat mentioned me in the next comment and I have the edit button (...
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Edit Comment- Default post by pushing return key is annoying [duplicate]

Sounds trivial, I know. But you are working on the text of your comment. In a small space. So the natural reaction is to get a new line by hitting the return key. Wham, your half completed comment is ...
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Edit marker only after a few (~20) seconds of the original comment [duplicate]

If you edit a comment within a short timespan of it being created I don't think it should show as edited. When your comment is edited, it makes it look like something was changed in the fabric of the ...
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Edit comment link in flag queue disappears when editing a post

The "edit" link to edit flagged comments in the flag queue disappears after clicking the "edit" link for a question/answer. This happens whether clicking edit on a flagged post or on the post ...
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Do users get notifications when @ was edited in

I always wondered if users get notified about comments were their name was edited in afterwards. Example: I write a comment See this link here then I edit it to @someuser: See this link here ...
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Use the Android app's new commenting interface for editing comments too

Recently, the Android app introduced a new way to submit comments while still being able to view the answers etc. (i.e., not in a new activity). It'd be great to be able to edit comments with this ...
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Allow appending to most-recent comment after 5 minutes

The benefit to retaining the "edit comment" button after 5 minutes is that you have the opportunity to copy formatting. You can thus manually append to your old comment, which is a good thing. But ...
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New comment hint/placeholder becomes “undefined” when deleting all chars in edit mode

I just noticed the new hint (placeholder) for comments: On SO: "Request clarification or suggest improvements." On Meta: "Request clarification or add information."/"Notify others of updates or ...
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Comment editing timeout well before “link” is removed

I attempted to edit a comment close to the 5 minute timeout and was denied the opportunity to Save. I cancelled and added a new comment. While I was watching, the edit link of the previous comment ...
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Add “You have less than x seconds left for editing” warning while editing post comments

Chat allows two minutes for editing a message, and if there are less than 10 seconds left for editing a chat message, the following warning is displayed: You have less than 10 seconds left for ...
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I posted a comment, but there is another user's name next to it

On this answer: https://stackoverflow.com/a/11343083/141022 I posted a comment: !important should generally be avoided in favour of using the natural css cascade, a useful article Oddly there ...
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Edit Comment link breaks when I edit a comment and then press [enter] to save

Confirmed in IE9 (latest version). When I press the <enter> key after editing comment, clicking on the comment's edit link again does nothing.* I have to refresh the page to get the edit link ...
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Two comment edit boxes opened up

Related: Double comment edit boxes Since that question is almost a year old, the screenshot is broken, and it's tagged completed, I can't be sure if this is a duplicate or a new bug. It seems best ...
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Voting to close through comment editing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Closing questions on mobile theme also shows me flag counts Whenever I edit a comment on the mobile site, the "Submit" button changes to "Vote to Close" (and I think I saw it ...
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Cannot edit comment twice in a row without a page reload

I cannot edit a comment twice without reloading the page. Steps to reproduce: Post a comment Click "edit", make a change, save. Click "edit" again. Expected result: The edit box appears to edit the ...
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Why can't I edit comments past 5 minutes? [duplicate]

It's quite annoying to find that you can't edit comments past five minutes, I completely understand not editing comments after 5 minutes that have a reply after them (although it's a bit weird you can ...
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Editing comment doesn't work when only a reference to user is added [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Eeeeek - what happened to my @ salutation? It happened to me twice already that I forgot to put an @author in my comment to notify the answerer of my comment. When I edit my ...
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Please extend the window for editing comments

I find myself editing my comments a lot, mostly fixing minor errors. Seeing a large quantity of comments that have the same errors, other users suffer from the same issue. Soometimes there's an ...
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Suggesting a comment be deleted

I don't have enough rep to delete comments yet, but I've seen several cases where someone comments "foo", and then comments "foo bar", and then "foo bar baz". I'd like to suggest that the first two ...
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Why is the time limit for editing comments only 5 minutes?

I was just curious about the reasoning behind this?
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“You can no longer edit this comment” is misleading

When attempting to edit a comment before the time-out is finished, I get a message "You can no longer edit this comment". Why not state the 5min timeout?
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What are the ramifications of editing a comment with a reply well after the 5 minute window?

It has been established that editing a comment reply will resend it. But something I was curious about is, what happens if there's been a rather significant passage of time? This only applies to ...
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Why can't I edit my own comments on my own question more than two times?

I created this question, got an answer, commented one time (comment #1), edited that comment twice, then added a new different comment (comment #2), deleted comment #2, and then could no longer edit ...
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Remove upvote on a comment that's been edited

There's been a bunch of question regarding removing upvotes on comments (most of them accidental), most of which, if not all, has been closed as duplicates. However, I feel this is different. I ...
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Why do some comments have a “pencil icon”?

Why do some comments have a "pencil" icon at the end. When does it happen, and what does it mean?