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I just noticed that the Community♦ user edited a ~1 year old answer of mine. As you can see, the method call was changed from getSfGuardUser to getGuardUser:

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Now I checked the documentation and it seems that the edit is correct.

But how did Community know about that? As far as I know, it is an automated process. Does it have a reference of all possible APIs of languages/frameworks (which seems very unlikely) or is there a routine admins can trigger, for replacing content? Or is it a secret?

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This is a chat conversation that might be relevant: chat.meta.stackoverflow.com/rooms/89/conversation/… - anon user edits show up as Community user edits. The 'feature' was turned on for a while to do testing, and is now off –  Yi Jiang Jan 19 '11 at 13:05
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+1 for YEAH I WON!!! *happy-dance*\ –  jcolebrand Jan 19 '11 at 14:50

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Unfortunately, it is not AI, but indentured digital sharecroppers :)

An upcoming new functionality that allows anyone to edit, then high-rep users to approve, was exposed briefly, and your answer was one of the lucky winners.

http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/75377/diff-is-hard-lets-go-shopping

So, yes, it's a sort of secret. Or was.

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In particular Community edits are from anonymous users. –  badp Jan 19 '11 at 13:04
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Thanks :) Seems I have to spent more time on meta ;) Too bad it is not AI :D And: YEAH I WON!!! *happy-dance* –  Felix Jan 19 '11 at 13:10
    
So I was searching meta and found this answer. This answer to my question got a Community ♦ edit too just yesterday. Did that answer win too? –  BoltClock's a Unicorn Feb 4 '11 at 14:13

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