# Is my workaround for the minimum character limit okay?

I tried to edit this answer, simply by adding 2 pairs of parentheses which fell short of the 6 character minimum limit.

So I cancelled the edit and suggested the change via a comment, then the OP did the edit.

Is that an okay usage of a comment if I am unable to edit due to the limit?

• I'd say that it was never a bad idea to propose a needed correction to the OP. Probably a good idea to then delete the (now unnecessary) comment after the correction is made though people (including myself) often forget to do that. – lulu Sep 7 at 16:48
• You might try adding ${}$ at the bottom of the post. The result will be invisible and will be seen by whoever approves the edit, who can delete it. – Michael Hardy Sep 14 at 16:57
• @MichaelHardy using MathJax in this form is not to be encouraged. Frankly some expliciit dummy text at the end would be relatively better. Like: "Please remove this placeholder sentence." – quid Sep 15 at 10:42