As far as I understand, you can edit a post 10 times before it becomes a wiki.

Would it be beneficial to display the remaining edits to the user?

Maybe something like this:

Idea 1

Or maybe on the "edit revisions" page:

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you can edit a post 10 times before it becomes a wiki

Not anymore:

I'm happy to announce that we have removed all of the automatic triggers that convert a post to community wiki.

So, :)

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  • Thanks for correcting! – Joe Apr 10 '14 at 22:40
  • Sure, also fixed Grace's incorrect answer. – Shadow 10 Years Wizard Apr 10 '14 at 22:42
  • Thanks for clearing that up. This is only my second post on meta, since my question was based on false assumptions, should I just delete it? Or give you the answer? – Tyler Apr 11 '14 at 0:10
  • @Tyler your call, you can't delete it yourself but if you feel it's not useful to others you can flag your question choose Other and ask to delete. :) – Shadow 10 Years Wizard Apr 11 '14 at 7:33

That wouldn't be particularly helpful, no. The wikification or nonwikification of a question should not have any relation to whether an edit should or should not be done. If a question needs to be improved, it should be improved, and if that means it becomes CW, so be it. Converting to community wiki isn't a punishment; it's simply acknowledging that a question has had many changes and should be considered more of a collaboration than a single user's work.

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  • Before it was removed, this restriction was only for the poster of the question or answer, so I'm not sure whether this relates to the point here. – Qantas 94 Heavy Apr 11 '14 at 0:37

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