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My question is simply why we are not able to edit our comment after 5 minutes from typing it.

Some times a typo mistake can change the whole idea or the point of view we are aiming to send. Thus it seems better to edit our comments. Other wise we have to delete the comment and post another one. Hence changing the chronological order of the comments on a post( answer or question), which may lead to a misunderstanding for visitors that will read them latter.

So, is there a way to edit our comment after 5 minutes from positing it ? Or is there a way to comment on the comment (to clarify or correct some mistakes) as in the social media (Twitter and Facebook ) ?

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marked as duplicate by quid, yoknapatawpha, mrf, Thomas, hardmath Oct 21 '15 at 20:32

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    $\begingroup$ I believe the proposed duplicate covers this put just briefly; you say "Some times a typo mistake can change the whole idea or the point of view we are aiming to send." Agreed. Roughly we then have two scenarios: either somebody misunderstood it and replied based on a misunderstanding, or no-one did. In the first case it seems better to preserve the original and point out the misunderstanding (as opposed to creating still more confusion via edits), in the second case you can just repost. $\endgroup$ – quid Oct 21 '15 at 15:54
  • $\begingroup$ Relevant question on Meta SE: Why is the time limit for editing comments only 5 minutes? $\endgroup$ – Antonio Vargas Oct 21 '15 at 15:57