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How can Jeff answer Community Wiki question with non-CW status on following question?

How can one link/merge/combine/associate two accounts/users? (Anonymous/unregistered/cookie or OpenID/registered)

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Jeff's Answer

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closed as too localized by Tim Post Jan 28 '13 at 12:50

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sorry, figured that out myself, I should have looked deep before asking it –  YOU Apr 11 '11 at 15:40

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The original question was not converted to wiki until October 7, 2008.

(Even if it had been wiki when Jeff answered, at that time the CW checkbox on answers always appeared. Thus it was possible to post non-wiki answers to wiki questions.)

When questions are migrated, their entire history is compressed into a single revision on the target site, so that's why the first revision here is the one that shows the wiki status.

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​​​​​​​Exactly! –  YOU Apr 11 '11 at 15:42

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