Today I got up and found myself able to edit other peoples questions and answers:


with the following quite low reputation and restricted privileges:


I'm happy you respect and trust me, but I'm trying to be as honest as possible; this is a bug.

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It's a part of the new development they're doing. Apparently it's being turned on for a day, disabled, reviewed, improved, repeat, rinse until profit is achieved.


This is not a bug. The team is currently conducting tests for a new feature that allows new and anonymous users to make edits to the posts pending these changes been reviewed by a high-rep user. They have been turning this feature on for several hours at a time. There have already been several sessions of these, as announced in the MSO Chatroom - see these conversation for instance:


  • (The conversations carry a lot of other ongoing conversations, but... you get the point)
    – Yi Jiang
    Jan 21, 2011 at 4:13
  • Indeed, I didn't notice any news on these events. Jan 21, 2011 at 4:19
  • @YasirArsanukaev Well, these are only tests. There probably will be an announcement when the thing actually launches
    – Yi Jiang
    Jan 21, 2011 at 4:20

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