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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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What are “Community Wiki” posts?

Some questions and answers are marked Community Wiki and are owned by a community wiki user: (in fact, this very question is one of them) Why have Community Wiki posts? How do Community Wiki posts ...
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Change rep required to downvote on MSE

To make your opinion known on MSE you need both up and downvotes. Given at the moment you need 125 rep to downvote on this site, the voting patterns will be skewed positive because not everyone is ...
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Can we disable automatic community wiki conversion for answer edits?

Currently, if a user edits their answer more than a certain number of times, that answer is automatically converted by the system to community wiki status. This trips up many well-meaning and active ...
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Auto-protect questions that get more than N answers from new users in a 24-hour period

Expanding the criteria for auto-protection has been discussed in the past: Should we automatically protect all questions with more than N answers? But I think that discussion addresses the wrong ...
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Why does repeated editing by same user lead to community wiki? [closed]

After 11 edits (12 versions) from the same user an answer becomes community wiki. There are lots of questions regarding the way in which this happens but none (that I could find) regarding "Why". And ...
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Add warning if your edit will make the post Community Wiki [closed]

The below is no longer relevant since posts are no longer converted automatically to Community Wiki after being edited As the Community Wiki process can't be undone and is automatically happening ...
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What causes a post to be auto-flagged for many edits more than once?

Now that automatic community wiki is finally dead, when a post is edited too many times and/or by too many users, the post is automatically flagged for moderator review. I just reviewed a post that ...
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Do edits in the 5-minute grace period count as edits towards community wiki status? [closed]

It's clear from the faq about cw that 10 edits by the author makes a post community wiki. There's also a 5-minute grace period on editing such that multiple edits in that period don't create multiple ...
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If anyone requests removal of a forced Community Wiki setting, it should be removed without hesitation?

Just stumbled upon a recent comment posted by Director of Community Development for the Stack Exchange Network (Robert Cartaino), it sounds like an official guidance to moderators: Note to ...
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Revision body missing (?)

Don't know how to name it, see my image: In this question
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Show Edits Remaining [closed]

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: Or maybe on the "edit ...
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Why not auto-convert posts made by deleted users to community wiki?

Speaking from personal experience, substantial edits to existing answers are usually rejected because the reviewer may not always be an expert in the topic discussed even if they are, some are ...
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Remove the automatic conversion to community wiki when more than 5 users edit a post

From the FAQ on community wiki: Posts enter community wiki mode when one of the following happens: The body of the post has been edited† by at least five (5) different users. I propose ...
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Does the creation of a post count as an edit for making a post CW?

What is “context specific”? was edited by 5 different users; one of them just edited the tags, so it doesn't count to make the post CW. As per What are "Community Wiki" posts? does the ...

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