I recently edited an answer to a question in differential geometry about computing the round metric.


The provided answer was a correct approach, however, there is a clear typo that will confuse viewers of the answer by replacing $\theta$ with $\psi$ in the denominator of a partial derivative.

One reviewer approved it but two did not, saying it makes the answer more confusing. Clearly, they didn't even look closely at the answer or the edit.

What are my course of actions here?

Can I resubmit the edit or appeal the decision?

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    $\begingroup$ As a side note, the OP has the final say about any suggested edit. So they could still override the decision of the reviewers, if they disagree with them. (See, for example, A low-rep user approved my edit. How is this possible? or the FAQ post: How do suggested edits work?) Have you considered leaving a comment under the post. (The OP can then make the correction themselves or they might approve your suggested edit.) $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 10, 2021 at 4:50
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    $\begingroup$ Seems like a good edit to me. $\frac{\partial\Psi}{\partial \phi}\cdot\frac{\partial\Psi}{\partial \phi}$ can't be $0$ and $\sin^2(\theta)$ for every $\theta$. $\endgroup$
    – user400188
    Commented Apr 10, 2021 at 10:47
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    $\begingroup$ I think the best course of action is to leave a comment below the answer asking for the typo to be corrected, as Martin suggested. $\endgroup$
    – user400188
    Commented Apr 10, 2021 at 10:48
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    $\begingroup$ I will leave a comment as suggested. Thanks for the advice. $\endgroup$
    – Jeff
    Commented Apr 10, 2021 at 15:27


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