Based on the recent GQ thread about the Queen of England’s cell phone.
Corrections to the factual error in the thread title, about the proper way to refer to the Queen of the UK, have been barred as nitpickery.
But that’s what GQ is about - imparting accurate factual information and correcting errors.
AK84 was perfectly correct: there has not been a Queen of England since 1707. It is a factual error to continue using that term.
The reason given for the bar was that “everyone knew who the OP meant”
That’s not the point.
The point is that a Board that says it’s dedicated to fighting ignorance should welcome corrections of factual errors, especially in GQ. Apparently that’s no longer the case.
So is everyone okay with me referring to Donald Trump as the President of the Continental Congress? It may not technically be right, but everyone knows who I mean, right?