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This post of mine has 12 revisions* with 10 edits I made and is still not changed to community wiki like the FAQ indicates it should after 10 edits by the original owner. I think I have noticed that before on other posts.

So when does a post really automatically change into CW mode (so we can update the FAQ)?

* The last edit was 3 days ago

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    It still confusing. I clarified with @Shog9 as he said it requires 11 revision history entries. And you have 11 revision history entry (excluding other guy's entry). But still not CW? How? Sep 16 '13 at 11:11
  • Also this revision shows that the answer became CW on 11th history (i.e. after 10th edit) which only include OP edits. Sep 16 '13 at 11:18
  • I did tell you this twice before :-) Sep 16 '13 at 11:34
  • @MartinSmith: Wow - you have a good memory! So it will be CW from the 11th edit on.
    – juergen d
    Sep 16 '13 at 11:40
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    @MartinSmith - But as per this revision the answer became CW after 10th edit. Sep 16 '13 at 11:45
  • @juergend - As far as I've seen it will happen on the next edit you make. I'm not sure why the text says "at least 10". Whether it can actually ever occur on the 10th edit. Sep 16 '13 at 11:46
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    @hims056 - Hmm. Good point. Clearly inconsistent. Sep 16 '13 at 11:47
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    It appears the threshold on Meta is bigger by 1 i.e. 11 edits by the OP will make a post CW. The sample post revisions where it was 10 edits was posted originally on Stack Overflow so probably taking the rules from there. Just a guess though, we better get official response here. Sep 16 '13 at 12:08
  • @Sha See this stackoverflow example Sep 16 '13 at 12:13
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    @MartinSmith right, that's 11 edits. Hmm... so it's really inconsistent. Where's Nick when we need him?! Sep 16 '13 at 12:26
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    @juergend trying to reproduce it here, eh? ;) Sep 16 '13 at 14:03
  • Two thoughts: Quick edits in succession may be counted as a single edit for the purposes of wikification (I know this is true if you edit it within the first five minutes of posting it), and while question posts are subject to the "10 OP edits --> wiki" rule, I'm not certain that answers are.
    – Pollyanna
    Sep 16 '13 at 15:43
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    @AdamDavis answers are subject to the "10 OP edits --> wiki rule", I've been bit by it
    – apaul
    Sep 16 '13 at 15:46
  • The person who originally created this rule cannot be a mathematician.:-) That's because no mathematician would ever have made this mistake. They clearly distinguish between > 10 and >=10, so there are no cases of doubt. But whenever put in words, this may create ambiguities such as...see above. Oct 16 '13 at 0:57

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