According to the revision history it is on its 11th revision (so edited 10 times), so it ought to be Community Wiki, right?

Or is the edit requirement actually "edited more than 10 times"?

Note the FAQ answer says it could be wrong so I assume that could be the case.

I had a different answer become Community Wiki yesterday (on revision 12, so edited 11 times) and the message says:

[made Community Wiki by Radiodef editing at least 10 times]

So either:

  1. The FAQ is wrong because a post becomes Community Wiki after being edited more than 10 times by its original author.
  2. This is a bug because the revision message indicates the intent might be for CW to occur if the post has been edited 10 or more times by the original author.
  3. Both revision histories do include a single-character edit. (Revision #6 for the non-CW answer and revision #8 for the CW answer.) Maybe these are not included.

Could be somebody used > instead of >=? ; )

If 2 is the actual intent and this would be hard to change (rules being reapplied across the board to all posts), maybe the revision message needs to be changed to be more clear.

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    I somewhat suspect that this check is being performed too early - that is, it's checking for the 10th revision while the 10th revision is being submitted but before the 10th revision has been applied. That said, I don't care about this enough to really dig into it; we need to ditch this perversion of CW anyway.
    – Shog9
    Commented Mar 11, 2014 at 23:20

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There are 10 edits, 11 revisions. The first original revision doesn't count as an edit.

Your next edit will turn the post into a CW post. So, yes, it is more than 10 edits that triggers the conversion. I've updated the FAQ entry.

I agree that the at least 10 times message in the revision history is misleading in this respect. Either my FAQ update is wrong and the bug is in the CW conversion code having an off-by-one error, or the revision history message is wrong and should read more than 10 times.

Note that if you had edited just the tags or the title, the edit wouldn't have counted towards CW-conversion, hence the 'at least' in the message; there is a small chance that the one-character edits in either post don't count either.

  • But the 10th edit should make it CW, no?
    – 3ventic
    Commented Mar 11, 2014 at 22:27
  • OK I'll accept this as the answer for now unless a SE employee comes by to say this is indeed a bug.
    – Radiodef
    Commented Mar 11, 2014 at 22:30
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    Updating the FAQ is a "fix", but I still think it's a bug.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Commented Mar 11, 2014 at 22:30
  • @AnnaLear That's my logic too since the message reads "at least".
    – Radiodef
    Commented Mar 11, 2014 at 22:31
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    Lots of silly >/>= bugs around here; e.g. Populist, with its silly thresholds of 11 and 23 instead of 10 and 21. Commented Mar 11, 2014 at 22:36
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    @AnnaLear - I have a potential way to fix this bug: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/203616/… Commented Mar 12, 2014 at 0:02
  • I dug into this a bit today and basically, what's happening is that we check for existing revisions at the time of edit. Since the edit itself hasn't been applied and recorded yet, it doesn't count. I don't feel strongly about it to change up this logic, so the FAQ update sounds fine in the end. (cc @Radiodef)
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Commented Mar 12, 2014 at 23:00
  • @AnnaLear ahh, but it is appropriate fix given the latest codeless code (#135)
    – user213963
    Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 2:13
  • @MichaelT Cardboard is delicious.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 2:35

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