My question FMA3 in GCC: how to enable was made community wiki. Why was this done?

I guess it was done because I made more than 10 edits? Almost all of the those edits were to fix typos. Is it possible to have my question returned to me?

I just discovered that several more of my posts have become community wiki such as

How about sending an automated message to the inbox saying your answer/question has been made a community wiki due to editing it 10 times along with an explanation as to why this is done.

  • You can flag>other and request the CW be removed, but it will only be reverted if the majority of the edits are substantial. This is to discourage repeated editing just to bump the question – Richard Tingle Jan 10 '14 at 18:27
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    @RichardTingle The majority of the edits are not substantial though. – Servy Jan 10 '14 at 18:31
  • @Servy then the OP may be in trouble here – Richard Tingle Jan 10 '14 at 18:32
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    Review your question for typos before posting. – djechlin Jan 10 '14 at 18:37
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    you say "almost all those edits were for typos" but they're not, you're having a conversation with answerers in the question. Please don't do that. Comment on their answers saying why they don't work. The question is supposed to be a question, not an evolving solution to the problem. – Kate Gregory Jan 10 '14 at 18:41
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    Shouldn't OPs get a warning the first time? I was not even aware of this. I made those edits to make the question more clear for others. If I had know this I would have left it as is and it would have been worse. – Z boson Jan 10 '14 at 18:41
  • @Zboson Yeah, I think I saw a feature request for a warning of some sort. – Dennis Meng Jan 10 '14 at 18:42
  • The question has not been answered. A work around was found. But nobody has answered why GCC has not coverted my code to FMA instructions without me having to do it myself (with intrinsics). – Z boson Jan 10 '14 at 18:43
  • Half way down the question I wrote in bold " I'm not sure why the compiler won't do this for me". Nobody has explained this. – Z boson Jan 10 '14 at 18:44
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    @ZBoson again, whether your question was answered is an entirely seperate matter. Use a bounty to attract attention, reply to answers on the answers, only edit the question to clarify it – Richard Tingle Jan 10 '14 at 18:47
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    @Zboson It's not like the world is ending because the question is CW. I could certainly see a warning if something really significant was happening, like it being closed/deleted/locked just because of edits, but it's only being made CW. Now you know not to make lots of trivial edits, so it's fine. – Servy Jan 10 '14 at 18:49
  • @Zboson if you want to change the functionality of CW, I suggest you create a new question and propose such a feature. Editing a feature request into your discussion question to change the question from "why did this happen" to "I think the system needs to notify me" is not going to get any attention from anyone. – psubsee2003 Jan 11 '14 at 18:10

The reason is right in the revision history:

[made Community Wiki by Z boson editing at least 10 times]

When a post has been edited by the same user 10 times it is made CW.

You should avoid making so many small edits over a long period of time. Try to go through the post just a few times and make more significant improvements.

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    Or possibly even go through the question before posting and clearing out all the small things. Especially with programming questions, that can solve the question before it's even posted. – Dennis Meng Jan 10 '14 at 18:34
  • Did you read the question? I hardly think there was a clear solution. In fact it has not really been answered. I still don't know why the compiler does not do the FMA itself as I have been told it should. – Z boson Jan 10 '14 at 18:39
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    @Zboson whether the (linked) question was answered is hardly the point. If you need to draw attention to it use a bounty – Richard Tingle Jan 10 '14 at 18:42
  • I don't see the "Made Community Wiki" reference. Where is it in the revision history? – user102937 Jan 10 '14 at 18:42
  • @RobertHarvey I believe the reference to CW conversion in the revision history gets removed when the CW is removed. I can't remember where I read that, but I believe I saw that in a bug report or a comment somewhere. – psubsee2003 Jan 10 '14 at 18:44
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    @Servy I see the cw has been removed. I suppose this means the limit for getting these approved is "not repeatedly inserting and removing a single letter". Im not sure I'm wildly happy with that – Richard Tingle Jan 10 '14 at 18:45
  • What is a "long period of time" I asked this question yesterday? – Z boson Jan 10 '14 at 18:50
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    @RichardTingle I agree, this post most certainly should have stayed CW. It even seems clear that the intent was to bump the post; the CW-ing was specifically added to combat this. – Servy Jan 10 '14 at 18:50
  • What does "bump the post" mean? And why would editing single letters typos do this? – Z boson Jan 10 '14 at 18:52
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    @Zboson In this context, "long period of time" means longer than the 5 minute grace period. Were all of the edits made right away, within just a few minutes, it wouldn't mean new revisions. The fact that you manged to make 10 full edits in that period of time is a very strong indication that something is wrong. When there are 10 legitimate edits made to a question it usually takes months. I don't see a need for you to have made more than 2-3 edits to that question. – Servy Jan 10 '14 at 18:52
  • @Zboson It refers to the fact that when viewing questions by activity, (edits being a type of activity) editing a post moves it to the top of the list. – Servy Jan 10 '14 at 18:53
  • Okay, now I understand. I was not aware of that. – Z boson Jan 10 '14 at 18:56

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