This SO question: Using Randomize() before Rnd() in vb.net is now a wiki and the OP doesn't know why. I can't see any reason either. Is there any way to figure out why?


Owner made it wiki


see comment on initial revision

  • Looks like they didn't know wiki hit them. – random Sep 5 '09 at 13:09
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    That just did not sound punny enough. – random Sep 5 '09 at 13:11

I agree with random, and since the question has no edit history it is also possible that a Moderator flipped the CW switch. In these cases the question edit history is not updated, and all questions and answer, existing or otherwise is flipped to CW mode.

I would flag it for moderator attention to confirm, unfortunately there is no way to revert back.

  • I flagged it and will see what happens. – Henk Holterman Sep 5 '09 at 11:10

It's not due from the amount of questions, that's well below the auto-wiki threshold for SO.

It's possible that they accidentally set the checkbox for community wiki when editing within the 5 minute grace period.

Possible steps:

  • Post question
  • Edit within 5 minute grace
  • Double tab to skip Edit Summary and jump right to Save Your Edits
  • Accidentally tabbed again and hit                         to end up with ☑ community wiki
  • Realise the form is not moving
  • Click on Save Your Edits with mouse
  • Question and all subsequent answers now community wiki.
  • Yes, possible but I posted an answer and I'm almost sure it wasn't a Wiki then. But I may have missed it. – Henk Holterman Sep 5 '09 at 10:55
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    I also experienced this. I actually noticed in my edit history that one of the changes said "Made Community Wiki" as one of the changes made in that edit. I guess this indicates that it was me that made it wiki by accidentally ticking it, and that it was not done by a moderator... – awe Sep 8 '09 at 6:44

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