I just noticed that the Community♦ user edited a ~1 year old answer of mine. As you can see, the method call was changed from getSfGuardUser to getGuardUser:

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Now I checked the documentation and it seems that the edit is correct.

But how did Community know about that? As far as I know, it is an automated process. Does it have a reference of all possible APIs of languages/frameworks (which seems very unlikely) or is there a routine admins can trigger, for replacing content? Or is it a secret?

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    This is a chat conversation that might be relevant: chat.meta.stackoverflow.com/rooms/89/conversation/… - anon user edits show up as Community user edits. The 'feature' was turned on for a while to do testing, and is now off – Yi Jiang Jan 19 '11 at 13:05
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    +1 for YEAH I WON!!! *happy-dance*\ – jcolebrand Jan 19 '11 at 14:50
  • @YiJiang so outside users could edit Stack Exchange content? – user340193 Nov 29 '16 at 16:01

Unfortunately, it is not AI, but indentured digital sharecroppers :)

An upcoming new functionality that allows anyone to edit, then high-rep users to approve, was exposed briefly, and your answer was one of the lucky winners.


So, yes, it's a sort of secret. Or was.

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    In particular Community edits are from anonymous users. – badp Jan 19 '11 at 13:04
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    Thanks :) Seems I have to spent more time on meta ;) Too bad it is not AI :D And: YEAH I WON!!! *happy-dance* – Felix Jan 19 '11 at 13:10
  • So I was searching meta and found this answer. This answer to my question got a Community ♦ edit too just yesterday. Did that answer win too? – BoltClock's a Unicorn Feb 4 '11 at 14:13
  • It's so cool that the Community user edited this answer, lol :) – Revetahw says Reinstate Monica Aug 19 '16 at 21:09

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