My answer was converted to Community Wiki. Can someone give me an explanation for this?

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    Don't bump it that much and it won't happen. Commented Jul 22, 2010 at 6:16
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    @Georg - true, such kind of editing really looks like "oh, I can earn more reputation with that, let's show it more!".
    – Gnoupi
    Commented Jul 22, 2010 at 7:49
  • yes thats true but i dont have info about this ... but i must say thank you and sorry for that .. will not going to do it again Commented Jul 23, 2010 at 12:29

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It's because you edited your answer more than 8 times. According to the revision history, which is the link just above your name, at the bottom-right corner of your answer, you edited it 12 times.

Note that this feature has since been removed and editing a question or an answer can no longer convert it to Community Wiki. For more in-depth information about the Community Wiki feature, please see the FAQ.

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    # The post has been edited eight (8) times by the original owner. 12 > 8 Commented Jul 22, 2010 at 5:05
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    (no +1 because you could really have cited that one line Farseeker did cite...) Commented Jul 22, 2010 at 10:08
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    (-1) RTFM is not appropriate for StackOverflow
    – devinb
    Commented Jul 22, 2010 at 12:12
  • @pranay: sorry, i didn't mean for this to be an rtfm. i just got done asking the very question about quoting answers elsewhere and i thought that including a simple link to the rules was the most informative. answering at 1am when i'm half asleep didn't help. :-P
    – eruciform
    Commented Jul 22, 2010 at 15:20
  • updated with what i meant to say, before i made the terse right-before-bed posting. :-P
    – eruciform
    Commented Jul 22, 2010 at 15:28
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    In retrospect, with all kind of rules changing over time, I actually do think linking to the FAQ is better.
    – Arjan
    Commented Mar 27, 2011 at 22:41
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    This answer is out of date, again, so I just flagged the question as a duplicate of meta.stackexchange.com/q/11740/130885
    – endolith
    Commented May 15, 2012 at 0:36
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    No wonder many highly voted answers are cw on stackoverflow. I always had thought some users here really dont care about rep and they just graciously and willingly make it cw.. Now I know its not :)
    – nawfal
    Commented Jan 15, 2013 at 20:07
  • My answer never edited, not even once. But still made as cw by an editor, and now I'm not gaining reputation for that. I would vote for stopping "converting to community wiki"
    – Scott
    Commented Dec 31, 2020 at 3:05

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