The question is fairly self explanatory. I want to fix a spelling mistake in a comment that I made a few hours ago, but I can't edit the comment. Is this a policy on SE or just a malfunction?


You can only edit comments in the first five minutes after posting them.

Anything longer, either post the correction in a new comment, or delete and post a corrected comment.

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    $\begingroup$ Or, forget about it. (In fact, I am of the opinion that fixing a spelling mistake usually does not merit a "correcting" comment; if nothing else happened and one can simply repost, maybe.) $\endgroup$ – quid May 3 '15 at 17:12
  • $\begingroup$ But that directly contradicts the edict of Simple Minds, "don't you forget about me"... $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila May 3 '15 at 17:15
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    $\begingroup$ Once comments start to talk, it is best to shut the browser. $\endgroup$ – quid May 3 '15 at 17:21
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    $\begingroup$ $$\begin{array}{l}\text{When men on the chessboard}\cr \text{Get up and tell you where to go}\cr \text{And you've just had some kind of mushroom}\cr \text{And your mind is moving low}\cr \text{Go ask Alice}\cr \text{I think she'll know}\cr \text{When logic and proportion}\cr \text{Have fallen sloppy dead}\cr \text{And the White Knight is talking backwards}\cr \text{And the Red Queen's "Off with her head!"}\cr \text{Remember what the dormouse said,}\cr \text{"Feed your head. Feed your head"}\end{array}$$ $\endgroup$ – Will Jagy May 4 '15 at 3:12
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    $\begingroup$ All these years I thought it was "softly dead." However, Grace Slick published a memoir, Somebody to Love?, in 1998, and the correct word is `sloppy.' Page 108. $\endgroup$ – Will Jagy May 4 '15 at 23:08
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    $\begingroup$ @Will: I don't know if it's because when I first heard the song there were already sufficiently updated lyrics websites to check that, or if I just heard that from the first play. But I always knew it was "sloppy dead". $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila May 5 '15 at 4:29
  • $\begingroup$ both lyrics websites and the lyrics on youtube videos with lyrics are sometimes wrong, and the book could have been wrong as well, but there s a youtube of her at Woodstock, close enough to see how she is forming the words... youtube.com/watch?v=c2yQLXTuctA in case you can view this one $\endgroup$ – Will Jagy May 5 '15 at 18:40
  • $\begingroup$ @Will: I always preferred Nixon's version, as horribly low quality shown here: youtube.com/watch?v=jSMf3ZU11Fw $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila May 5 '15 at 19:19
  • $\begingroup$ much silliness.. $\endgroup$ – Will Jagy May 5 '15 at 19:22

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