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Today I got up and found myself able to edit other peoples questions and answers:

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with the following quite low reputation and restricted privileges:

privileges

I'm happy you respect and trust me, but I'm trying to be as honest as possible; this is a bug.

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It's a part of the new development they're doing. Apparently it's being turned on for a day, disabled, reviewed, improved, repeat, rinse until profit is achieved.

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This is not a bug. The team is currently conducting tests for a new feature that allows new and anonymous users to make edits to the posts pending these changes been reviewed by a high-rep user. They have been turning this feature on for several hours at a time. There have already been several sessions of these, as announced in the MSO Chatroom - see these conversation for instance:

http://chat.meta.stackoverflow.com/rooms/89/conversation/testing-session-3-or-4-or-something
http://chat.meta.stackoverflow.com/rooms/89/conversation/testing-testing-1-2-3
http://chat.meta.stackoverflow.com/rooms/89/conversation/testing-session-3-and-results

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(The conversations carry a lot of other ongoing conversations, but... you get the point) –  Yi Jiang Jan 21 '11 at 4:13
    
Indeed, I didn't notice any news on these events. –  Yasir Arsanukaev Jan 21 '11 at 4:19
    
@YasirArsanukaev Well, these are only tests. There probably will be an announcement when the thing actually launches –  Yi Jiang Jan 21 '11 at 4:20

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