Why can't we comment on specific edits that are made on different questions or answers?

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    What are you asking for, the ability to attach a comment in the edit history? – Monica Cellio May 15 '12 at 18:28
  • @MonicaCellio, Yes, so that we can help understand why certain edits were made if the comments given by the editors are insufficient. – Adam Mosheh May 15 '12 at 18:48
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    I think you can @ddress comments on the post to the editor even if that editor isn't an author of or commenter on that post. – Isaac Moses May 15 '12 at 19:11
  • For instance: @msh210 did you get this ping? – Double AA May 16 '12 at 1:47
  • @DoubleAA - Not everyone can do pings. – Adam Mosheh May 16 '12 at 1:59
  • @AdamMosheh Let's just see if msh210 gets it. – Double AA May 16 '12 at 2:09
  • @DoubleAA I did. – msh210 May 16 '12 at 2:34
  • Bingo!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ – Double AA May 16 '12 at 2:50
  • @IsaacMoses - you are in the Chat currently so I assume that you are online. Can you tell me if you receive this ping? – Adam Mosheh May 16 '12 at 3:40
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    @AdamMosheh, I did, because I commented on this post. Pings through comments on the site work the same for everyone, as do regular pings in chat. The only thing that mods have special is "super pings," whereby we can ping someone from chat even if they haven't been there recently. – Isaac Moses May 16 '12 at 10:01
  • Okay, I understand. Thanks. – Adam Mosheh May 16 '12 at 15:55

We can comment on specific edits by commenting on the post itself, @ddressing the editor and including a link to the revision (which you can find by clicking on the chainlink icon next to the revision).

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  • Thank you, that is indeed one way to do it. – Adam Mosheh May 17 '12 at 21:53

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