I see this answer on SO, the comments below receiving 90 upvotes is incorrect:
I feel this is misleading as both method will return the account that the application is running as, and other users will take it as granted (because of the upvotes..), so I have
- posted my comments to correct it in the same answer;
- up-voted the questioning comments above it;
- and up-voted another answer that related to this problem;
- I have also flagged it.
The problem with my approaches above is that this may never be noticed by other users, as my comments is hiding by default and the wrong comments is on the top highlighted by upvotes. (Don't get me wrong, I'm not questioning other users ability of judgement, but who will not trust it with the first sight? I only happen to find out because I have used both of them). Flagging won't help either as Mod can't do anything with a comment except to delete it (I don't know this before I have flagged it), and it's not their duty to verify who is correct. So my question is not about asking how to delete the comment I think is wrong, but rather:
Is there a better process to stop a comment with a bunch of upvotes (that I think is wrong) from misleading following users?
This picture well justified my concern, user just won't get my challenging comments and keep up-voting the wrong statement as they think they have learnt something. Is this really what SO want? (spreading wrong knowledge?)