My recent answers got turned into community wiki (CW) state automatically. I know about answers getting turned into community wikis after 10 edits - which I think is not right anyway if I was the only one editing - but recently it seems to happen with my new answers without edits too:

Is this a bug or some special Halloween care? I would like to have them reverted from CW state.


I raised flags about both answers. The second one (edited multiple times by me) got reverted back to normal answer, but the first didn't. I flagged the question itself to be reverted back from community wiki status, as only the owner edited it, but nothing happened since. Until it gets fixed I removed my answer too... no such thing as free lunch guys, I want my points LOL ;)

Update 2

Yay! Both of them are reverted back!!! :D

  • Did you recently install some unusal userscript? – John Dvorak Oct 30 '13 at 17:02
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    Not to my knowledge... ohhh... wait... do you think this "Turn SO answers to community wiki" Chrome plugin could be responsible? – Daniel Dinnyes Oct 30 '13 at 17:05
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    The second was made CW because, as the revision note says, it was edited by you 10 times. – Servy Oct 30 '13 at 17:05
  • The latter one is a multiple-edit conversion, as can be seen from the post history. – Werner Oct 30 '13 at 17:06
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    @Werner true, but still I was the only one who was editing it... feels fair to refine your answer to pefrcteion but not get the points for it, yay! – Daniel Dinnyes Oct 30 '13 at 17:06
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    @DanielDinnyes that could be it. Try disabling it and see if the problem persists. – John Dvorak Oct 30 '13 at 17:07
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    @JanDvorak Lol dude, I was joking... – Daniel Dinnyes Oct 30 '13 at 17:08
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    @DanielDinnyes so was I ;-) – John Dvorak Oct 30 '13 at 17:09

You posted the first answer on a CW question. All new answers on that question are converted to CW posts. That question became CW because the OP edited the question 10 times.

Your second post, you edited a grand total of 13 times. 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?

You can flag that post for moderator attention and request it be reverted to a normal post. It doesn't look as if you edited that post just to draw attention, so the auto-CW here is unjust and should be reverted without problems. Flag the post, pick 'Other' and make your case to the moderators.

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  • So if they were legitimate edits, and not bumps to draw attention - then you can have it reverted? – Josh Crozier Oct 30 '13 at 17:07
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    @JoshC: Yes. This happened to me twice or so, and after a flagging a moderator reverted the status for me in each case. – Martijn Pieters Oct 30 '13 at 17:09
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    That said, it's still a strong sign that you should be taking more care with your edits to edit the post all at once, rather than making lots of small incremental edits. If this is happening more than very rarely, something is off. – Servy Oct 30 '13 at 17:10
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    @Servy: Indeed. Some problems just turn out harder than expected and you keep coming back to the post to handle the corner cases you discover as you play out the solution. But those kind of posts are relatively rare. Out of 6.5k answers, it happened to me twice or so. – Martijn Pieters Oct 30 '13 at 17:13
  • Wish I could say the same of my answer hit by auto CW conversion, @MartijnPieters! Not the end of the world...but definitely annoying after working hard to make an answer the best I could before heading to work. – J0e3gan Jan 23 '14 at 8:45

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