I realize the inability to edit posts can lead to some pretty embrassing typos, but believe me, 95% of the time I don’t even notice it.
Wasn’t there some study that came out last year that said so long as a word has the correct begininng and ending letter, the sequence of the remaining letters usually doesn’t get notcied if it’s out of order?
I just did it twice. Did you notice? Even if you did, did it prevent you from understanding what I meant to say?
By the same token, coding errors happen often enough that even the most experienced typographers among us miss a trailing backslash. Don’t sweat it.
Granted, the follow-up posts to the typos are usually funny, like “I meant xxxxxx in the above post. Excuse my spastic typing. I haven’t had my morning coffee yet and I’m an idiot. Carry on.” You really don’t need to do it. A lot of us come from families where our parents kept calling us by our other sibling’s name. We know what you meant to say.