I made an error in my post critiquing PubPeer, because I thought the commenters were being deceitful, when in fact the opposite was the case. Yet all I received was a polite e-mail pointing out the error. It's almost like they believe litigating against critique is a bad thing ! Who would have thought?

For those of you who missed it, I wrote a massive post in which I dig deep into the case of Dr Fazlul Sarkar. Dr Sarkar is currently suing PubPeer on the basis that a number of comments posted on there ruined his reputation, and prevented him from getting a job at the University of Mississippi. The thing is, in order for the case to stick, these comments must have no factual basis, so I delved into PubPeer to examine them for myself, and present my own opinion. On every. single. one.

But for one of those comments, I didn't have all the information to hand. I've added my full correction to the end of the article, which I've linked to below.

TL:DR for the correction A Journal made an unannounced correction to an article, correcting the error the PubPeer comment drew attention to, making me believe that the comment had been made up by PubPeer.

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Yes, in case you're wondering how I found so much time to do this, my social life is pristine, mint condition, still in the original box and never used.