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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2 Answers 2


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, :)

  • Thanks for correcting!
    – Joe
    Commented Apr 10, 2014 at 22:40
  • Sure, also fixed Grace's incorrect answer. Commented Apr 10, 2014 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
    Commented Apr 11, 2014 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. :) Commented Apr 11, 2014 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.

  • 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. Commented Apr 11, 2014 at 0:37

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