This answer contains a semantic error. The word 'taught' is used to indicate the tension of a chain where the word 'taut' is the correct usage.

I can't edit it because my edit would be less than 6 characters and it gets an error. I have no other edits to make because otherwise it's a good answer, it's just that one word that's confusing.

I don't want to be a grammar nazi either. Should I just leave it?

  • As an editor, I share your pain. People will make typos, it's a normal thing. Typos left uncorrected, however, make the site look bad. Once you get to 2000 rep, you can make these edits on your own. Commented Nov 2, 2011 at 18:43

1 Answer 1


If it's a very minor mistake that would never confuse anybody, you can just leave it alone.

In this case, it looks like something that could cause some confusion. If you can't edit it to fix it and can't find other edits to fix things up in the question (improve formatting), then flag it. Moderators can fix that without the same restriction.

  • I made the edit, FYI.
    – freiheit
    Commented Nov 2, 2011 at 0:44
  • I noticed that. I went to flag it but then it was corrected. Thanks :)
    – Mac
    Commented Nov 2, 2011 at 22:02

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .