I tried to add a community-wiki answer to this week's challenge topic to start a list of questions asked during the challenge week, but it turned my answer into a comment on the question instead. (Twice before I noticed.) Why is that? Yes it's my "question", but I thought answering the "do you really want to answer your own question?" prompt appropriately would take care of that. Is there something special about community wiki?

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    Hmmm. I tried as well, and was also converted to a comment. I got a note reading "Trivial answer automatically converted into comment." A non-CW wiki answer (with no links) did not have this problem. Editing the non-CW answer to add the links and mark as CW worked as a workaround.
    – Standback
    Commented Feb 9, 2012 at 9:40
  • I will look into if this is a recent change in the software or what's going on. Thanks for flagging it.
    – justkt
    Commented Feb 9, 2012 at 13:43
  • @Standback, thanks for figuring out the work-around! Commented Feb 9, 2012 at 15:52
  • Why did you make it CW in the first place? Commented Feb 9, 2012 at 20:49
  • It's not really an answer but a community resource -- a list of all the questions for that challenge. IMO CW communicates "edit me freely!" in a way that non-CW doesn't. Commented Feb 10, 2012 at 3:33

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It turns out that adding an answer along those lines that is just links gets turned into a comment as desired behavior. Not quite sure on the details of the system catching CW versus non-CW answers, but I believe this is expected. For now we'll have to use Standback's workaround to get the lists posted. Great idea on posting lists, by the way!

  • Thanks for looking into it! I didn't come up with the idea of posting the lists; Judaism.SE has been doing that from the beginning and I've found it helpful. Commented Feb 9, 2012 at 15:52

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