I asked a question on Stack Overflow, but after a few days it became Community Wiki. Why?

I think it is related to the number of editions of the question, but I'm not certain.

  • question link please – Lucifer May 30 '13 at 8:18
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    A link to the question would help. Either too many people edited the post, you edited it too often yourself, or the question was given 30 or more answers and became CW automatically. – Martijn Pieters May 30 '13 at 8:18
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    You edited at least 10 times: stackoverflow.com/revisions/16589821/12 – Antony May 30 '13 at 8:19
  • Thank you anthony this is what I understood. – lopez.mikhael May 30 '13 at 8:21
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    The system works. You were obviously trying to get attention (and upvotes) by trivial edits and the system blocked you from gaining reputation this way. – Shadow9 May 30 '13 at 8:22
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    I'm not so sure about that @ShaWizDowArd. OP continued the trivial edits even after the question was wikified, I think this is more a case of misunderstanding how edits work (the whole bump thing) and less one of intentional rep whoring. – yannis May 30 '13 at 8:44
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    @Yannis don't think so. Can't see any innocent reason to just add and remove bold from a sentence. Over and over. – Shadow9 May 30 '13 at 8:54
  • consider CW a measure against abusing edit bumps you made in revisions 5, 9, 11, 12 and 13 of your question – gnat May 30 '13 at 8:55
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    That... looks fishy indeed @ShaWizDowArd. – yannis May 30 '13 at 8:55

You edited your question more than 10 times, making it a community wiki.

This is a rate limiting measure; don't bump your question with minor edits to get attention so often. See Why does repeated editing by same user lead to community wiki?

If this happened to your post for legitimate reasons (your post evolved over time, following the complexities of a changing question, or because of new insights to a complex problem), flag your post for moderator attention, use other and request that a moderator revert the CW flag change.

This has happened to me once or twice, and the flag has always been quickly handled and my request to revert honoured.

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