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This question went to community wiki mode after 3 or 4 people clashed trying to reformat it:

Is there a way to return it to a normal question?

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Yes, but it will require a virgin sacrifice. – Hilarious Comedy Pesto Nov 30 '09 at 20:32
Those shouldn't be too hard to find on SO. ;) – gnostradamus Nov 30 '09 at 20:36
Thank you gnostradamus for volunteering. – OMG Ponies Nov 30 '09 at 20:51
Sorry, I don't fit the criteria... and I'll be able to prove that come February when gnovice 2.0 is released and the programming world gets another much-needed female (if I have anything to say about it, that is). – gnostradamus Nov 30 '09 at 20:57
What kind of edit war was THAT? – John Rudy Nov 30 '09 at 21:17
@Smurfsnorting Farfulburger: Don't thinking it was an edit war, just various people reformatting it, then finding that ** does not mean bold in code blocks, then finding out <BR> is not a line break in a code block – Andomar Nov 30 '09 at 22:54
@Andomar: Yep, trying to get rid of the <BR> here, along with the sql-server tag that went AWOL. – OMG Ponies Nov 30 '09 at 23:11
Whatever the cause, that edit history looked really bizarre. :) Glad to know it wasn't an intentional war, though! – John Rudy Dec 1 '09 at 4:46
Looking at the timestamps. W O W. Lots of near-simultaneous activity there ... – John Rudy Dec 1 '09 at 4:48
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Good lord, 13 revisions by 6 users?

We do offer real-time (well, 40 seconds) edit notifications, by the way. So you should know when this happens, unless you're lightning quick with your edit.

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Improper markdown offends my OCD – OMG Ponies Nov 30 '09 at 23:13
New users don't format their SQL, that's something many people edit without thinking, definitely less than 40 seconds – Andomar Dec 1 '09 at 23:35

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