I have read an answer to a question, which is subtly wrong, but was upvoted possibly for the nice explanation. Now I don't have the rep to comment on the answer, and I don't want to down vote it either because well, again I don't have the rep and, worse, no one learns anything this way.
I tried to edit the answer to clarify where the author went wrong, but my suggested edit was rejected. I wasn't aware that those sort of "comment-like" edits were not acceptable. Just to point out, the suggested edit was rejected by the difference of just 1 vote, meaning that there were some voters who actually saw the point of it.
I'm trying here again on meta just to get my point across. The answer I'm referring to is here: http://stackoverflow.com/a/15321852/1159107 I don't want to down-vote, just a simple comment explaining that the exponent's sign is not done by a sign-bit but actually done by biasing, and so 111 is actually a valid (4) and not (infinity).
Was there something simpler I could have done but I just missed it?