In the past there was a feature where x amount of edits automatically turned posts into community wikis. Is this feature on for the beta? or did I accidentally make a post a community wiki. I thought that was globally turned off.

I dont think a site like this benefits from such rules anyway. Atleast it does not fit my style very well as i might add a few references, and thoughts later. I might also touchup code and add pictures.

Also what is our general policy on community wikis? I know many of the communities do not like the idea.

POst in question:

  • $\begingroup$ Making Community Wiki is a tick box, so it is fairly unlikely you would have done it accidentally. Could you include a link to the example post? $\endgroup$ Aug 13, 2015 at 20:24
  • $\begingroup$ @trichoplax Done. Although, anything is possible when you use the mobile interface on a mobile Firefox. Which stackexhange does not recognize as existing. $\endgroup$
    – joojaa
    Aug 14, 2015 at 7:29

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Yes, the automatic conversion to community wikis was globally turned off. But even before, I doubt it would kick in after 6 edits. So it seems you must have accidentally ticked the community wiki checkbox beneath the edit field:

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If you don't actually want your answer to be community wiki, you can always flag your answer with a custom flag to ask a moderator to un-CW the post.


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