Is this just for ease of implementation of the site or is there some philosophical reason that comments should be stuck with a typo, mis-wording, or negative tone?

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    I don't have anything authoritative on this, but I get the impression that comments are intended to be temporary, aimed at improving the Q or A.
    – Jeff Schaller Mod
    Feb 6 '20 at 15:08
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    What Jeff said. Also, comments tend to be followed up with more comments. You would possibly be able to invalidate a series of comment replies by editing an initial comment that these replies reference. This would lead to a comment thread that would be exceedingly difficult, or confusing, to follow. If you can't spot an error within 5 minutes, then it probably wasn't so important.
    – Kusalananda Mod
    Feb 6 '20 at 15:38
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    If you come across ones that are really bad you can flag us to fix them. Don't abuse this but mods can edit them.
    – slm Mod
    Feb 6 '20 at 20:14
  • AFAIK, only Mods can edit thier comments with no time limitation(>5mins). and you can delete your wrong/miswording comment and comment a new Feb 9 '20 at 8:34

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