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    Today I made a comment, only to realize seconds later that there was a typo. Since I could not find a button to edit the comment, I just erased it and made a new comment with the mistake corrected. Is there another way?

    Sorry, no. This feature is [status-planned] on meta.SO. Once they implement it, it shouldn't be long before it's folded into Stack Exchange.

    I guess we'll just have to wait for it. Thanks for the answer.
    I want to second this request: it would be great to be able to edit comments.

    I find it rather strange I can (now) edit other people's answers but not my own comments!
    • CommentAuthorHarry Gindi
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2009 edited
    I just delete my comment and repost. It's really not that annoying.
    It would be annoying if you only realised later on that you'd made a slip, because deleting and re-posting moves the order of your comment. I mistyped "empty set" as "smpty set" and only noticed after someone had added another comment; by that point I was doomed.

    Woohoo! SO finally has the edit comments feature. It should now just be a matter of time before we have it on MO as well.

    It has been nearly three months. Will this feature be available imminently?

    It has been a while, but we've been expecting this --- StackExchange is in its last beta iteration, and they'll start migrating SO features once we're out of beta.

    • CommentAuthorHarry Gindi
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2010 edited

    I'll give you guys another week. After that, it's time to ragequit.



    I'm a bit surprised by how long SE has remained in beta. They announced a month ago that the beta was almost over, but I haven't heard much since. I'm pretty sure this feature will be added shortly after the beta ends. A week is far too optimistic, even if the beta were to end right now, but I don't have any special information about what kind of a time frame to expect. For what it's worth, I recently had a phone call with somebody from Fog Creek about SE, and I explained that this is one of our pain points with the software (together with a small number of other features).

    • CommentAuthortkoeppe
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2011
    Hi - I just searched for "editing comments" and found this topic -- stackexchange seem to have had this for some time now, how is this coming along here?
    • CommentAuthorvoloch
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2011
    They probably implemented it in SE2.0 and, as we may know, we didn't migrate.
    • CommentAuthorWill Jagy
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2011
    On math.stackexchange you can edit your comments for five minutes (after first posting it?), enough to to fix minor errors if you got the overall message correct.