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For how long can I edit comment... really?

It is not a bug, it is by design. All the "4 mins ago" are handled client-side by a function called updateRelativeDates found in the full.js. That function relies on span elements in the ...
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For how long can I edit comment... really?

It goes back to way back. That said, Stack Exchange was always very obsessive with performance and constantly updating timestamps would probably have caused a lot of un-needed traffic. It isn't ...
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If a comment is deleted while the author is editing it, the edited text will disappear into the void without warning; show a warning in such cases

This is now status-completed. When attempting to edit a comment that was deleted before I could submit the edit, instead of the edited comment disappearing into the void, the edit is now blocked with ...
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