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What are “Community Wiki” posts?

In this post, on 9th revision (8 edits), it turns into CW (2009 Jul)

but this one and this one, looks like happens on 8th revision (7 edits). (2010 March and April)

So, What is the Threshold for turning posts to CW Mode now? on 8th revision (7 edits)? or how about different person edits, same? Is it different on meta?

PS: the "edits" I mean is revisions (The revision number shown on revisions page)

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i thought it was more like twice that. maybe there were multiple 5-min-window-edits that are shown as one revision but count as individual edits for CW purposes? –  quack quixote Apr 9 '10 at 7:34
Ah, I should have said 8 revisions or 9 –  YOU Apr 9 '10 at 7:36
There is similar questions here - How Many Edits Until CW? but its more like edits by different persons, and 6 is not correct one for own edits –  YOU Apr 9 '10 at 7:41
well, the other refs seem to say "6", which is clearly wrong (or outdated). i just have a memory of it being more like 12-14 edits, but maybe that was including non-owner edits. –  quack quixote Apr 9 '10 at 7:41
May be I will verify again on this post. everyone - please don't edit for a few minutes, may be 20 or 25 minutes. I need to do few more edits. –  YOU Apr 9 '10 at 7:45
Another data point from '10 February puts it at 10 edits. (Note one by another user, a moderator, and none were retag-only.) –  Gnome Apr 9 '10 at 7:52
@Gnome, thanks, looks like something changed between Feb and March then. –  YOU Apr 9 '10 at 7:56
Ah, threshold on Questions and Answers could be different also. someone please test that on answer too. –  YOU Apr 9 '10 at 7:58
The thresholds on Meta could be different from SOFU :] –  Ladybug Killer Apr 9 '10 at 8:40
I see, Looks like its 9 for Questions, or may be only on meta. –  YOU Apr 9 '10 at 8:43
@S.Mark: I do not want to confuse you, but these are 8 edits. First one is no edit. –  Ladybug Killer Apr 9 '10 at 8:47
@Ladybug Killer, I should have mentioned that I meant revision numbers show on revision page. –  YOU Apr 9 '10 at 8:56
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Part of the FAQ, What are Community Wiki posts?, states:

The body of the post has been edited by at least five (5) different users.

The post has been edited ten (10) times by the original owner.

The answer is then ten edits (if only the OP has made edits, that's 11 items in the revision list as the initial post is not counted as an edit). But the implementation appears to be out of sync with this specification as in "Difference between URI and URL" (Gnome's datapoint, 9 edits by the OP and 2 edits by two other users [12 items in the revision list]).

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Looks like its 9 for Questions, or may be only on meta –  YOU Apr 9 '10 at 8:43
@S.Mark: isn't it 8? The first edit has number 2 in the revision list. The initial post should not count as an edit. –  Peter Mortensen Apr 9 '10 at 8:52
sorry for wrong usage of "edits" i meant the revisions numbers show on revision pages. –  YOU Apr 9 '10 at 8:54
if initial post couldn't count as edits, two examples on my questions will be 7 edits. –  YOU Apr 9 '10 at 9:13
Note that my example does follow what you said (8 edits by OP plus 1 misc., yielding CW on revision 10), it just doesn't follow the later examples S.Mark gave. –  Gnome Apr 9 '10 at 15:43
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CW after 214 revisions, or 1,000 edits by the original author.

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thanks for the test, I hope people wont mind with our edits. :-) –  YOU Apr 9 '10 at 8:08
looks like 9 revisions on meta, if your next edits goes CW. but 8 on others (just guess, since we cannot thest it) –  YOU Apr 9 '10 at 8:50
View revision history if 1,000 doesn't make sense, and shame on you. –  Gnome Apr 9 '10 at 8:57
@Peter, if so, two examples on my questions will be 7 edits. –  YOU Apr 9 '10 at 8:58
@SMark: Know if any edits in your examples got merged? –  Gnome Apr 9 '10 at 9:00
@Gnome, don't you think that question's revisions is something different? its says Post Made Community Wiki by Community♦ and happens 12 minutes after last edits. and why do you think there is more than 4 revisions and its got merged? if there is more than 4 revisions, the only I can think of, is moderators deleted some revisions manually. –  YOU Apr 9 '10 at 9:18
@Gnome, I forgot to answer your question, second one in my examples is mine, I don't think merging happens on that post (its 9 days ago, I think I still remember :D) –  YOU Apr 9 '10 at 9:42
@SMark: I was thinking the same about the example he gave, noticing the timestamps, so it doesn't represent proof to me. But I thought the edit-merging could've still played a factor. –  Gnome Apr 9 '10 at 15:26
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