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    I am a user of the Math.SE and Mathoverflow. In MATH.SE I see that I am allowed to edit comments, but here in MathOverflow, suppose you have a spelling mistake and enter the comment, then you have to retype it again. Wouldn't it be a good idea to allow user to edit their comments within a duration of 5 minutes or so?
    • CommentAuthorNoah Snyder
    • CommentTimeMay 31st 2012 edited

    We can't change that part of the software, only the StackExchange people can and they've stopped adding new features to the SE1.0 software.

    • CommentAuthorWill Jagy
    • CommentTimeMay 31st 2012
    If it is critical that the comment be perfect, place a draft in a text editor, place it as an MO comment, if it does not work edit the text draft, comment again, and delete the faulty version. This helps because not all Latex/ MathJax stuff works predictably in comments.

    Whenever (well, if I remember this defect in time) I post a comment with TeX in it, I copy before posting. Then, if I have to fix a typo, I just paste into a new comment box for that, and delete the original comment.