No. It is not possible to edit or delete any comments you have left on other WordPress.com blogs. Blog owners are in full control of the comments on their blogs, so you can try contacting the blog owner and ask them to edit or delete a comment for you. If the blog owner has not posted any contact information, you can try leaving a short comment asking how to contact them directly.’
I am wondering how it is that out of 467 000-odd bloggers, or 71 million sites where 345 million people read over 2,5 billion pages a month, I am the only one who seems to regard this particular feature as being utterly absurd?
OK, I have blogged for many years on a site where one can edit one’s comments in other blogs, so I tend to be a bit careless about checking before I ‘enter’. With the other blogs, there is no problem, though. I ‘tut-tut’ at myself when I find an error, or (far worse) something I have worded clumsily which might cause offence, and fix it.
Why should that not be allowed? ‘Blog owners are in full control’ – surely the ability to delete any comments that one finds offensive gives all one needs in that regard?
Another aspect I find rather disturbing about this would be that a blogger has the ability to take a hypothetical comment like:
I have to disagree with you on this aspect. The theory of relativity as it applies to time has been proven with adjustments which need to be made on satellites.
and do a little edit as follows:
I have to agree with you on this aspect. The theory of relativity as it applies to time has not been proven with adjustments which need to be made on satellites.