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It takes 30 answers to push a question automatically into Community Wiki. Does this include or exclude deleted answers?

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Well, we could probably test that here... – jjnguy Aug 4 '10 at 17:18
OK, I added and deleted 5. Someone else can have a turn before some kind of spammer detection software sends a hit squad to my house. – user27414 Aug 4 '10 at 17:21
@jon: First the squad, then I take over. – Ladybug Killer Aug 4 '10 at 17:23
I would be shocked if it didn't exclude deleted answers, but okay, let's give it a shot. – Jon Seigel Aug 4 '10 at 17:24
Let's all provide an answer so that the answer randomizer makes a story out of them. So everyone add a sentence to make a story that makes sense no matter what order the sentences are read in. And then none of us are permitted to up or downvote any of the answers so that they're forever randomized. Who's with me? – XMLbog Aug 4 '10 at 17:24
Being blind to deleted answers while they are being written, I greatly look forward to seeing what kind of chaos comes from the combined answers. – Grace Note Aug 4 '10 at 17:30
OK - 31. We made it. – user27414 Aug 4 '10 at 17:33
No community wiki yet!? – txwikinger Aug 4 '10 at 17:35
Well, we don't actually know what the threshold is on meta...It's 30 on SO, but not necessarily here. – jjnguy Aug 4 '10 at 17:35
... how many of us (the "participants") can actually see the deleted posts? (and as such, the "story") – Richard JP Le Guen Aug 4 '10 at 17:45
So, now the question becomes this... If all the deleted answers are now undeleted, will the question and answers auto-wiki upon the reappearance of the 30th answer? – gnostradamus Aug 4 '10 at 18:20
@gnovice I actually think it probably won't trigger auto-wiki, much like merging questions does not trigger it. – Grace Note Aug 5 '10 at 12:59

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No. 30 deleted answers will not force CW. (At least not on MSO).

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I'm pretty sure the value isn't going to be higher than 30. This search turns up nothing greater than 28 answers, so it's more reasonable that 30 remains the turning point. – Grace Note Aug 4 '10 at 17:46
@Grace, we could add 2 more answers to one of those posts to find out. – jjnguy Aug 4 '10 at 19:01
@Justin: Your turn – Ladybug Killer Aug 4 '10 at 20:55
@Lady...everything went CW. I feel kinda bad now... – jjnguy Aug 4 '10 at 21:20
@Justin: Good boy :) – Ladybug Killer Aug 4 '10 at 22:09

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