I have an issue with the link they have provided.
The user has provided a definition from the OED and a link that takes you to the OED's homepage.
The problem is, you have to pay £/$90 or 7.50/month to access the OED's definitions. I raised this issue in the comments, stating it wasn't a commonly-available reference since it's paywalled.
Apparently, the user thinks that the OED is a commonly-available reference, mentioning that s/he could find "7.50 a month down the back of my sofa" etc. I then informed him/her that this is an unnecessary addition that could be considered offensive by some.
Then they call me out for 'trolling' and subsequently delete their comments, but the chat transcript can be found here.
Is it right to call the OED a commonly-available reference?
Was I wrong to call this out?
They could've easily linked the free Merriam-Webster instead.
- This is what I feel is wrong:
1) They have quoted the OED and linked the homepage (?)
2) They picked the OED over Merriam-Webster (easily-accessible)
3) After I mention this, they edit the question but deliberately ignore my suggestion and leave the OED homepage sitting there.
(FWIW, I do have access to the OED)