I have accidentally tapped on the community wiki button in one of my answers. I want it to be deleted and I will repost the answer. The link to that answer is this

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    $\begingroup$ I undid the CW now. $\endgroup$ – quid Aug 5 '20 at 13:34
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    $\begingroup$ Okay thank you very much! $\endgroup$ – Shubhrajit Bhattacharya Aug 5 '20 at 13:37

As mentioned in another answer there is no need to delete an answer when you accidentally turned it into CW. Moderators can change it back to a normal post.

All you need to do is get our attention. The best way to do this for things like that is to raise a flag "in need of moderator intervention" on the post and to briefly explain the issue.

Except for unusual circumstances, we will follow the request and revert back the CW.

  • $\begingroup$ I didn't know it. Thank @quid $\endgroup$ – Shubhrajit Bhattacharya Aug 5 '20 at 13:42
  • $\begingroup$ You are welcome. Generally if you want our attention for a particular post the simplest is to flag. (It sometimes can take slightly longer to get it handled but on average works more smoothly.) $\endgroup$ – quid Aug 5 '20 at 13:45
  • $\begingroup$ When a post is un-CW-ed, what happens with rep. points? Does the user gain rep. for any votes submitted when the post was CW, or are these votes ignored? $\endgroup$ – user1729 Aug 6 '20 at 6:59
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    $\begingroup$ @user1729 they gain the points retroactively (contrary to the inverse action). In principle this might create a risk of trying to game the system, but in practice I don't think it is an issue. Most users are honest and most of the not so honest ones will be smart enough not to game in a way that must explicitly involve a mod-action to work. If we suspect something odd we might just not follow the request and possibly do more if it seem egregious. $\endgroup$ – quid Aug 6 '20 at 11:55

Flag it for the moderators and ask them to convert it back from community wiki.


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