Sorry if this is a dumb question or duplicate. If it is a dupe, it's been down voted beyond search-ability.

I've posted a comment or two here and there, and got up from my computer and realized I misstated something, or left something out, etc. etc. And, my comment was closed to editing. In those cases I merely deleted them, and rewrote, but I'm wondering why there is a time limit in general?

And, in particular, why so short?


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Unlike posts, comments are light-weight and don't have an edit history. This is why editing privileges for comments are restricted.

  • Thanks. That makes sense to me. I just would like more than 5 minutes to edit, maybe 30 min . . .
    – David M
    Jan 1, 2014 at 19:18
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    @DavidM That might be a problem for quick back and forth exchanges in comments.
    – badp
    Jan 1, 2014 at 19:49

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