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Morendil comments on For progress to be by accumulation and not by random walk, read great books - Less Wrong

35 Post author: MichaelVassar 02 March 2010 08:11AM

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Comment author: Morendil 03 March 2010 08:16:11AM 6 points [-]

Typo - you want "vale of tears", not "veil".

(I'm now on record with several comments like this one. Please let me know if they annoy. It's a quirk of mine that egregious misspellings bias me toward thinking less of the writer and the writing, but it seems to be a widely shared one.)

Comment author: rortian 04 March 2010 06:10:00PM 2 points [-]

Tip: You could pm the people about the error. No need for a permanent public record for trivial mistakes.

Comment author: Alicorn 04 March 2010 06:12:41PM *  5 points [-]

Yeah, when something is in the permanent public record, everybody notices...

Comment author: rortian 04 March 2010 06:51:43PM 0 points [-]

Well at least this was to a different person. Changing default behaviors is incredibly difficult. Nicely done though :)

Comment author: RobinZ 03 March 2010 01:40:06PM 0 points [-]

Strictly speaking, "veil of tears" is not egregious, but I do generally like to be corrected when I make errors of that kind.