Every week The Huffington Post receives hundreds of correction submissions from readers. Eagle-eyed grammarians call editors' attention to spelling mistakes ("extra-circular" for "extracurricular"), homophone errors ("leopards" for "lepers"), grammatical indelicacies and the occasional misstatement of fact. So while the hard-working editors at The Huffington Post may not be perfect, we make every effort to respond to submissions in a timely manner and to deal with errors transparently.
Other readers sometimes believe that HuffPost's staff can exert more editorial control, over anything ranging from the hairstyles of TV personalities to the laws of physics and historical events. (HuffPost, for example, cannot do anything about what happens on the "Today" show.)
And then occasionally a submission comes in through the system that defies response. Collected here are a few reader-submitted "corrections" about which nothing could be done.
"No One Would Hit A Reading Baby"
<em>From the reader:</em> Babies did not prove they can "really" read. Stupid babies don't understand adults. Babies better stop pretending they can read. Videotape proof means nothing when it comes to baby rights. Suddenly real live reading babies and videos mean nothing because babies are judged incapable of really understanding. Babies are not developed enough to understand words, that is why 85% of Americans think its OK to hit babies. What would happen if 85% of Americans let babies be babies and read? No one would hit a reading baby. <em>In response to:</em> <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/16/your-baby-can-read_n_1677465.html">Your Baby Can Read Company Going Out Of Business</a>
You Are The Shrinky Dink Maker
<em>From the reader:</em> There is no such thing as a "shrinky dink maker." They are shrinky dinks. You put them in the oven. You are the shrinky dink maker. They still make the product. <em>In response to:</em> <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/07/paul-chiappes-teeny-penci_n_1865615.html">Paul Chiappe's Teeny Pencil Drawings Of Vintage Photographs Are Insanely Awesome</a>
HuffPost Does Not Represent The 'Today' Show
<em>From the reader:</em> Why was Savannah shorter today? She is normally a head taller than Matt and today was much shorter? <em>In response to</em>:<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/10/savannah-guthrie-today-show-gma-nbc_n_1663141.html"> Savannah Guthrie 'Today' Show Debut Loses To 'Good Morning America' In Ratings</a>
<em>From the reader</em>: stay away fromalbino or i will destroy your world likeyou havemine ugly bits <em>In response to:</em> <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/06/02/laura-albert-slams-tell-a_n_104631.html">Laura Albert Slams Tell-All By JT Leroy Co-Conspirator: "It Disgusts Me"</a>
<em>From the reader</em>: "It isn't a photograph. Just a video at sloth speed..." <em>In response to</em>: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/28/sjakie-baby-sloth_n_1705753.html">Baby Sloth Drinks Milk From A Syringe At Burgers Zoo In The Netherlands</a>
We Are All Gerhard Richter Now
<em>From the reader</em>: The picture by Gerhard Richter featured in your article is frighteningly similar to many I've done. In fact I think it is one of mine?! <em>In response to:</em> <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/30/fall-arts-exhibition-prev_n_1840306.html">Fall Arts Exhibition Preview: 15 Exhibitions We Are Looking Forward To This Fall</a>
Lonely People Need Smartphones Too
<em>From the reader</em>: WHAT IF SOMEONE HAS NO ONE TO SHARE WITH THAN WHAT HAPPENS? <em>In response to: </em><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/29/verizon-share-everything-plans-unlimited-data_n_1637579.html">Verizon's 'Share Everything' Wireless Plans Go Into Effect, Ending Unlimited Data</a>
<em>From the reader:</em> Batman is a far more advanced physicist and bio-chemist then Spiderman. He would also beat Spiderman in combat as well, any man that can kill superman can easily kill Spiderman. I am a die-hard Spiderman fan and even I know this. You should re-write this post and put more depth into your research of the heroes. <em>In response to:</em> <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/28/spider-man-vs-batman-who-_n_1549511.html">Spider-Man vs. Batman: Who Would Win In A Fight?</a>
Please Cite Your Sources
<em>From the reader:</em> More usually men use sheep or goats for this. <em>In response to:</em> <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/02/eric-antunes-dog-sex_n_1471714.html">Eric Antunes Accused Of Having Sex With Girlfriend's Dog</a>
Truth To Power
<em>From the reader:</em> you are all weird <em>In response to</em>: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/15/jesus-gets-his-revenge-vi_n_498869.html">Jesus Gets His Revenge (VIDEO)</a>
HuffPost Cannot Troubleshoot Your Internet
<em>From the reader:</em> I have not been able to get into my gmail account for about a week without searching all over the place for it. When I close out of it I have to search all over again. I would like to know how to fix this. Thank you. In response to: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/15/gmail-down-problems_n_1094689.html">Gmail Down? Problems Plague Many Tuesday Morning</a>
Who Was That Masked Man?
<em>From the reader</em>: Lone Ranger fought terrorism in the Old West before such activity had a name. Associating his persona with contemporary terrorism is an insult to all of us who watched him shoot up "terrorists" every afternoon. In response to: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/09/joe-biden-911-terrorism-credible-threat_n_955349.html">Joe Biden: 9/11 Terrorism Threats Credible, U.S. Officials Most Worried About 'Lone Ranger'</a>
The Undecideds Have Decided
<em>From the reader:</em> "You should run the real polls. For instance, there will be approx 13 percent more republicans voting in this election. For instance independents will vote mostly for Romney, undecideds have decided not to vote for Obama. So the truth is that Romney should win by 10M popular vote and win the electoral by a landslide. We need more truth from the media, I don't understand why the media only wants Obama and is not fair and accurate." <em>In response to:</em> <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/10/barack-obama-poll-mitt-romney-cnn_n_1871165.html">Barack Obama Leads Mitt Romney By 6 Points Nationally: CNN Poll</a>