I posted a solution to a question How to mimic the behavior of \ncput* but without the unwanted opaque effect? which got labeled as a community wiki. I was curious why? And what exactly does that mean?

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It's due to your >10 edits. I've already pinged the mods about it.

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What are "Community Wiki" posts?

  • was that bad of me to edit it so many times? Should I be more careful in posting my answers?
    – A.Ellett
    Commented Feb 12, 2013 at 1:05
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    @A.Ellett Not really. But we would appreciate if you can make it to bare minimum. Because it gets bumped up in the frontpage. It's really not a problem at all. But for your own rep points you might want to avoid it. I've added a reference.
    – percusse
    Commented Feb 12, 2013 at 1:07
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    @A.Ellett - Further to what percuße said, bumping up is the whole reason this (still controversial) feature was introduced. See meta.stackexchange.com/questions/333/… Commented Feb 12, 2013 at 14:46
  • @CharlesStewart, I guess I should be more careful in how I post and edit my answers. I didn't realize that edits were flagged or anything else.
    – A.Ellett
    Commented Feb 12, 2013 at 14:53
  • @CharlesStewart is there a way to edit a post (such as your own answer) and not have it show up in the front page?
    – A.Ellett
    Commented Feb 12, 2013 at 15:02
  • @A.Ellett: Comments can't be edited, except by the commenter within 2 (I think) minutes, and all edits to answers or questions (including question tags) cause the question to be bumped. Commented Feb 12, 2013 at 18:11
  • @A.Ellett No worries. Just keep in mind that more than 10 is high and needs extra attention to make it unCW. Other than that you are welcome to do whatever you want with your posts.
    – percusse
    Commented Feb 12, 2013 at 22:29
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    That happened to me once. How does one un-wiki an answer? Commented Sep 17, 2013 at 16:40

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