I made a mistake in typing some MathJAX in a comment, and the mistake is such that I cannot edit or erase the comment(s). (Yes, I also duplicated the comment. Ugh.) How do I fix this?

  • $\begingroup$ I once had a similar problem with my comment running well into the margin covering the "Related" area (and thus making the edit-icon unclickable). Flagging the comment/answer together with a suitable accompanying note caused a friendly moderator to drop by and fix things. $\endgroup$ Jul 30, 2013 at 18:37
  • $\begingroup$ @JyrkiLahtonen: thanks, I will. $\endgroup$
    – Ron Gordon
    Jul 30, 2013 at 18:48
  • $\begingroup$ It happened to me as well. I think we can call that a "bug". $\endgroup$
    – Julien
    Jul 30, 2013 at 18:58
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe you can post what you did, since the problem seems to be fixed now. At least I don't see any trouble at the linked post... $\endgroup$
    – draks ...
    Jul 31, 2013 at 5:36
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    $\begingroup$ Was it the same problem as describe here? $\endgroup$ Jul 31, 2013 at 5:59
  • $\begingroup$ Problem with formula inn comments which is too long is also described in several other posts tagged comment+tex. $\endgroup$ Jul 31, 2013 at 6:07
  • $\begingroup$ @MartinSleziak: yes. And it looks like someone came to my rescue. Thanks all! $\endgroup$
    – Ron Gordon
    Jul 31, 2013 at 16:55
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, I saw that it was deleted. I wish that I didn't have to see what was left over. $\endgroup$
    – Ron Gordon
    Aug 1, 2013 at 12:26

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As pointed out in the comments, a fix for this issue is to flag the comment with a note to the moderators explaining the situation.

  • $\begingroup$ Well, I tried that, but I couldn't find a flag -- it is that messed up. I flagged the original question, which isn't good, but couldn't think of anything else. $\endgroup$
    – Betty Mock
    Sep 6, 2013 at 3:57

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