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There was this question just a few minutes ago:

PHP redirect with appended GET

It received an answer from Kolink which is now a Community Wiki answer.

When I read "What are “Community Wiki” posts?" it states:

One of the goals of the website is to be a continually evolving source of good information. Community Wiki posts help enhance the wiki aspect of the site.

Regarding the question which is pretty easy to solve and basically just a typo, is this state for the answer not a little exaggerative?

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It's the author who made it community wiki. stackoverflow.com/posts/15029355/revisions –  Bart Feb 22 '13 at 17:09
    
OK, but why? I always thought that CW is only for answer/questions that are really good and could help a lot of people in the future. This problem seems to be very localized. –  insertusernamehere Feb 22 '13 at 17:11
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I assume the author doesn't want to take the credit for an answer based on the comments of others. But that's a mere guess. –  Bart Feb 22 '13 at 17:14
    
That's also what I figured. I always thought that there's a little more magic behind CW. Thanks for your comments. –  insertusernamehere Feb 22 '13 at 17:18

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Kolink himself choose to make it a CW answer, see the post history.

Post Made Community Wiki by Kolink

My guess is that he didn't feel he deserved to get reputation for such an obvious answer. You'll have to ask him himself for the exact reasons.

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Your last sentence is what I thought too. But just in case: Is it a good practice to turn answers like that into CW? –  insertusernamehere Feb 22 '13 at 17:13
    
@insertusernamehere: That is up to the author. –  Martijn Pieters Feb 22 '13 at 17:14
    
Alright, than I learned something about CW today. :) Thanks for your patience. –  insertusernamehere Feb 22 '13 at 17:15

If you look at the revision history, you'll see the author of the answer made it Community Wiki. This is an option whenever posting an answer.

Post Made Community Wiki by Kolink

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