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What are “Community Wiki” posts?
Revision history & community wiki links show the same page

Looking at a couple answers I've seen lately, I noticed something peculiar: Community Wiki posts* with only one author have not one, but two different links to the revisions page.

answered-at-{time} and {author-name} links

Is this entirely necessary? When clicking on the author's name in this case, I entirely would expect to be brought to the author's profile, rather than to the (potentially one-item-long) revisions list.

*(maybe only answers? couldn't find any good single-author CW question references)

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    I get tripped up by this all the time, though not just for single-user posts.
    – user154510
    Commented Mar 8, 2012 at 6:21
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    They're community wiki. The point of that is that they can be edited by the community. They're not owned by a single person, and the focus is not on authorship. Thus, it doesn't make sense for them to link to the person's profile like other non-wiki posts. Commented Mar 8, 2012 at 7:11
  • That's because the posts theoretically do not belong anymore to that user. Commented Mar 8, 2012 at 7:53
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    But still, when you see a user's name linked, you naturally expect the link to go to that user's profile. I don't think anything will ever change that natural assumption in my mind.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented Mar 8, 2012 at 8:39
  • @Bobby: I disagree - I understand the function of CW is meant to transfer ownership to the community, but I'm arguing that until it's actually edited by multiple people (and thus giving the "X revs, X users, XX% {user}" link instead), it's very mentally counter-intuitive for a link on that person's name not to point to their profile. Commented Mar 8, 2012 at 17:16