As a new blogger, I was surprised to discover that not only can I delete unwanted comments, but that I can even edit comments that I wish to keep. Needless to say, this freedom comes with a high degree of responsibility. Editing someone else’s thoughts must be handled with honesty and integrity. Any changes you make should be done lightly, unobtrusively, and only for the sake of protecting privacy or saving space.
To illustrate, I’ve reproduced a comment I received recently. It’s followed by my edits, and then the final version. Please note how I was able to remove and replace certain words, while remaining loyal to the spirit of the original.