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Is there a way to correct a typo in an old response or question?

Asked by dina_didi (1276points) July 6th, 2014

I have made a typo in one of my old responses and I haven’t found a way to fix this. How can I fix it?

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muppetish's avatar

[mod says] We only moderate responses on a case-by-case basis and try to reserve it for specific, rare instances (such as when a user reveals personal information about themselves that they wish to redact for safety reasons.)

However, if you made a typo in your question that you would like to correct, then you can flag your question and make a request for it to be pushed to editing. This will, however, pull the entire question for the duration of the editing process. So that is something to keep in mind.

Kardamom's avatar

@dina_didi We usually just go back the question where you made the typo in your response. And then just post another response that says that you made the typo.

A lot of times people’s phones do weird auto-corrections that are wrong, so people come back to Q’s all the time, letting people that they meant wired, not weird, or other such things.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Just put in another response saying what your mistake was, and that should clear it up, after all we are all human and make mistakes from time to time.

ibstubro's avatar

If it’s not a huge mistake, but just something little that nags at you, tell yourself to shut up. :)~ Most all of the members make small mistakes on a regular basis and you learn to deal with it.

I have, on rare occasion, make a seemingly minor mistake that actually changed the the intent of my answer. I flagged my answer, and asked the moderator to just make the change. This has worked for me maybe 2 times during my Fluther participation, but it was awesome.

Mimishu1995's avatar

[Not a mod says] All questions and answers, once posted, leave you a maximum of 10 minutes to edit. During the time limit you can click on “edit you question/answer” to edit them. When the time limit is up, the button will disappear, and there’s nothing you can do about it by yourself.

For questions, you can flag it so that the mods can push them back for you. For answer, there is almost nothing you can do. You can write another response saying “Edit: <what you want to edit>”, or flag the answers like others have suggested.

Next time when you want to edit something, do it within 10 minutes.

Dutchess_III's avatar

If it’s an old one, I’d just forget about it.

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