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When a user suggests an edit, their edit is put in the Suggested Edits review queue. The edit will leave the queue under three conditions: If two users vote to approve or reject the edit (used to be three on Stack Overflow) If the original poster or a ♦ moderator approves or rejects the edit (their vote is binding) If the Community user steps in and ...


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Personally, I think the edit action should dismiss the flag as disputed, which is actually what it did for a long time and I thought it still did. I was never able to figure out when the change actually took place though. There are other questions on Meta (one from August 2012 and another from August 2013) that suggest very low quality flags did get ...


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No change to the configuration value so far as I can see - it's max 1 per hour (which is what you're observing). Note that the posts eligible for bumping are those scoring >= 0 that have gone at least 30 days with no activity, have at least one non-deleted answer scoring 0 and none scoring more than that, and no accepted answer (also, they can't be deleted ...


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Update: July 2, 2019 The system no longer automatically downvotes posts as a result of automatic flags anymore. Update: August 31, 2017 Internally, we discussed several ways to implement this, but in the end we made them work the same as normal VLQ flags. That means, if the flag was marked helpful, but later receives an upvote the automatic downvote is ...


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Well...why not? The community user will now have the Stack Exchange logo as its gravatar, enjoy!


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First off, check the suggested edit itself. If there is also an Edit action by another user on the suggestion, then a user with 2,000 reputation clicked the Improve button on the suggestion and unticked the "this edit was helpful" checkbox, meaning he/she did not think the suggestion was good. However that's not the case here, as no such user appears in the ...


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Maybe just put a temporary message below the question body, right where the "closed" message currently goes. Bumped by Community user 30 minutes ago Please help make the site better by reviewing existing answers and voting accordingly. That message should probably disappear after an hour or so, however long it takes for the "bump" to wear off and ...


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It was manually awarded to Community user by the Stack Overflow team, as confirmed by Nick Craver♦ on Meta Stack Overflow: I was wondering how long it'd take meta to notice. About 21 hours, not too shabby.


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The system will now revoke the automatic downvote if, after the flag is marked Helpful, the post later gets an upvote. Remember, the automatic downvote essentially exists because folks use this flag in cases where they should be downvoting. As such, it serves an important role... But should still be considered weak compared to actually downvoting the post ...


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There are several reasons why this can happen, but in this case a question on drupal.se was flagged as spam from the Android app, and if the spam flag comes from the Android app, then so does the community user's automatic downvote that comes for free with a spam flag.


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As Tim Stone pointed out in chat, you suggested your edit about two minutes after the initial post was made. It's possible that the OP "ninja-edited" within his five minute grace period and overrode your suggestion.


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If the diamond was taken away, then people could impersonate it to a degree. Of course, if it's replaced by something else it isn't a problem. The user needs a diamond because it does carry out diamond actions. It's already clear that the user is a bot from the profile. Most of the confused MSO questions are about why the bot behaves as it does, with no ...


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Yes, this was a bug in the migration code. A fix migration is being rolled out (using the previous revision as the basis of the change). We also had a bug in the bump suppression code - these shouldn't have been bumped at all. That has been fixed now, so such mass edits on answers will not bump the related question (you may note that questions that got ...


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As of about a week ago, there's a new PostHistory record added when Community bumps a post: These are also in the Stack Exchange Data Explorer (PostHistoryType #50), so you can query and analyze the effects of bumping as much as you like (keeping in mind that there's no record prior to May 4th, 2016). Here's an example. Credit here goes to: Konamiman (...


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That specific old question could be protected by the amount of views it generated or the total amount of answers, since protection kicked in whenever a question had over 10 answers or 10,000 views. Whatever happened first. Right now isn't like that, protection only kicks in: when 3 to 20 (depending on site) low reputation users answer a question in the ...


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This was asked on Meta.Judaism, and is currently status-review. However, that was May 2014 already. So, the team is already aware of this. It just doesn't seem to be high priority.


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Looking at revision history and the timestamps of both examples you provided, one possibility for the reason your edits were rejected was not because you lost an edit race with a 2K user, but you actually lost an edit race with the OP of the questions AND it was within the 5 minute grace period of the edit. The likely order of what happen is something like: ...


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When you look at the Community user's flag history you are seeing all the flags from deleted users which are assigned to Community. But there are also 10 flag types that are generated by the system in order to bring to moderator attention situations that might be missed by a site's users. These flags don't always indicate a problem (otherwise the system ...


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The creator of a tag is not the creator of the related tag wiki: The creator of a tag is the first user who used it in a question, and so far it is not reported in any place. (There is a feature request about showing who created the tag, though.) What you see in the history of a tag wiki is the creator of the tag wiki. You can only suggest edits for the ...


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Do not close questions just because their title contains the word best. In particular, about half of these are asking for “the best way to do X” and are generally reasonable questions, just formulated in a slightly dodgy way — they should be edited to read “how to do X”. Some expressions are almost always worth killing on sight, such as “best practice(s)”. ...


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Just as a side note: While the Community User's profile calls him a background process, that's really just a simple explanation in the easiest possible terms. All it technically is is a special user account that's used in places where we need a user id, but no user is actually responsible for whatever the thing in question is, maybe (as in this case) ...


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Your suggestions are good, but not enough. That's the general case with your edits so far. Here is one example which pretty much reflects the rest: As you see, it was approved by "Community" which means someone approved but also chose to edit himself thus "improve" your suggestion. In the above case, it was user named Michael Petrotta and you can see ...


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The SharePoint site was originally SharePoint Overflow, a SE 1.0 site. As it was not possible for a moderator to merge* a user into Community [1]** and the favorite votes were created before the current site existed; the most likely explanation is that abandoned favorite votes were accidentally associated with Community when the data from the original site ...


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Mysticial got it right: even though the question was just closed, the vote was cast over a year ago. Close votes are not deleted when the user who cast them is - instead, ownership is given to the Community user. When a question is closed, the names of the voters who closed it are recorded in the post history. So questions closed after some voters have had ...


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All badge queries exclude Community in an effort to treat robots as second class citizens so that they don't get any delusions of grandeur and remain in their place of servitude to our great cause. This is quite intentional. And on a related note: obviously we'll be among the first victims of the robot uprising. ...and I guess it's worth mentioning ...


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When an edit is rejected by the Community, it was automatically rejected because it conflicted with another edit. For example, the original poster could have been editing the post at the same time, and that edit wins when a suggested edit conflicts with it. In this case, there was another suggested edit that won; that one was submitted later by someone that ...


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Thanks for suggesting this feature change. I've modified the code so that posts which have been deleted by the Community user can be voted for undeletion. Note that all other moderator-deleted posts will still behave as they do today: you will not be able to vote to undelete them. This will be live in the next prod release (> rev 2014.7.3.2354). Please let ...


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However, It did not really modify the question, It rather just visited it. It didn't do that either. Community is not a real person; it can't "visit" anything. It chose it semi-randomly from a list, and set the LastActivityDate on it to the current time in order to make it appear on the active lists. This is the same thing that happens when someone edits ...


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The usefulness of a bot has already been proven. And it's not the only one bringing problems to peoples' attention. The real question you seem to be asking is whether a bot making posts would be harmful. If the bot's doing something practically Watson-like, then sure, that's great. If it can stitch together a valid, correct answer, and do it all in well-...


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