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I've just posted a comment about the following question: $P(X)$ is locally compact if $X$ is?

Unfortunately, I forgot a "dollar" somewhere, and the comment is unreadable. Moreover, this caused some perturbations on the whole series of comments and, what is worse, I'm now completely unable to physically click on the "edit" button. Most likely, this is due to my own computer.

Could anybody help me for that; for example, by simply destroying the comment if he/she is able to do this?

Thanks in advance!

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  • $\begingroup$ It seems to be similar problem like here and here. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 28, 2013 at 18:24

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It would probably be best to flag the comment, stating that something went wrong with your comment. A moderator can then edit your comment to try to fix it up (as I am about to do).


I think it's fixed now. (And it was an extra $ as opposed to a missing one.)

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    $\begingroup$ That's great, thanks! $\endgroup$
    – Etienne
    Commented Sep 28, 2013 at 18:16
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What browser are you using? Your problems with editing could be due to the choice of browser (if this is a problem you're experiencing regularly).

An example: I'm using Firefox and Chrome on Ubuntu 12.04. On stackexchange, I often have problems editing and answering with Firefox, where as I had never had problems using Chrome.

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  • $\begingroup$ The problem was just a typo that caused the MathJax rendering to go awry. (It was interpreting some math as plain text, and some plain text as math.) $\endgroup$
    – user642796
    Commented Oct 1, 2013 at 13:52
  • $\begingroup$ I'm using "Safari", with MacOsX. $\endgroup$
    – Etienne
    Commented Oct 1, 2013 at 13:52
  • $\begingroup$ @ArthurFischer I understand, and I see you fixed that problem. But I don't think that should have anything to do with the ability to edit, right? $\endgroup$
    – Lisa
    Commented Oct 1, 2013 at 14:09
  • $\begingroup$ @Etienne I haven't used Safari for a while (so I haven't seen this behaviour), but as a general recommendation I would try different browsers when encountering problems like the one you described. $\endgroup$
    – Lisa
    Commented Oct 1, 2013 at 14:10
  • $\begingroup$ I'll follow your advise; thanks! $\endgroup$
    – Etienne
    Commented Oct 1, 2013 at 14:23
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    $\begingroup$ @Lisa A mistake in MathJax can indeed render some comments too long, which can cause that the edit button is not available. (For example, you can see in this comment in formatting sandbox that the date is not visible. (Which is the place where the poster can click on delete, or - for a few minutes after posting - on edit.) Some workaround is explained in this answer by Willie Wong. $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 11:58
  • $\begingroup$ Oh ok, that's good to know! $\endgroup$
    – Lisa
    Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 12:37

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