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Community♦ user edit: How does it know what to edit?

Now I have truly seen everything. The community user does a lot of things, but editing answers to add information? Now that is truly bizarre.

What am I talking about? Have a look at the revisions to this question. Yeah, that's right - the community user suggested an edit that adds to the answer.

What is going on? Do we need to fear the new intelligent bots? Should we run for cover... or should we try to get rid of it?

A plausible explanation of what happened here would be great if nobody can think of a good defense strategy.

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    +1 for the cheesy title, as well as because THIS IS NUTS. – jrg Aug 29 '11 at 19:26
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    Community user became self-aware on August 4th, 1997, and Judgment Day ensued on August 29th. – Bill the Lizard Aug 29 '11 at 20:08

It is just anonymous edit


  • Really... it's that simple? :) – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Aug 29 '11 at 19:31
  • @George yes it is :) – genesis Aug 29 '11 at 19:32
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    Aw... so much for the conspiracy theories. Thanks for being so quick to point this out. – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Aug 29 '11 at 19:33
  • Its too bad that that this doesn't work on meta.stackoverflow.com – Some Helpful Commenter Aug 29 '11 at 19:35
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    @George: I'm disappointed in you. A good conspiracy theorist doesn't let little things like "facts" get in the way. – gnostradamus Aug 29 '11 at 19:40

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