The Community♦ user on Code Review meta has had a strange behaviour recently:

  • First of all, it has 5 reputation instead of 1.
  • Thirty minutes ago, it felt that it was a good idea to update 91 questions at once. Right now, the "active questions" page is totally meaningless since there are only old questions in a somewhat random order.
  • It removed some inline tags in some answers (example, "" -> "teaching") while it did not removed them in the questions.

Has it gone crazy?


Including screenshots: CommunityUser Profile - 5 Rep

Active Page of CR-Meta after edit-rampage

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    We saw some silly behaviour from Community on Stack Overflow Meta too; some script or other has been run to edit stuff and there are bugs in that script. Apr 23, 2014 at 9:30
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    Related: Community ♦ bot doesn't like markdown?
    – Aditya
    Apr 23, 2014 at 9:32
  • Seems to be happening all across the network.
    – Raphael
    Apr 23, 2014 at 9:33
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    Updating that many questions if fine, but breaking markdown is not. Apr 23, 2014 at 9:45
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    This may or may not have been a secret plot by Code Golf. >:D
    – Doorknob
    Apr 23, 2014 at 11:51
  • @Doorknob Have you guys gone all evil? :p
    – Morwenn
    Apr 23, 2014 at 11:53
  • Related: meta.stackexchange.com/a/230328/162102 The script wasn't supposed to bump questions, apparently, but had a bug. Apr 23, 2014 at 15:48

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Community has been doing mass-updates of posts changing links that used to point to meta.stackoverflow.com, and replacing them with links to meta.stackexchange.com

The effect, for example, can be seen in Community's activity: Migration of MSO links to MSE links

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    Where do the 5 rep come from, though? And why did it replace all the markdown with html-formatting? Apr 23, 2014 at 10:34
  • @Vogel612 Perhaps two of the edits it made was actually approved? Apr 23, 2014 at 11:01
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    @SimonAndréForsberg Community is a mod.. the edits don't move into the review-queue.. also Community owns all edits by anonymous users, and still has 1 rep with multiple 100k edit-suggestions approved... Apr 23, 2014 at 11:03

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