How do I set up SSH so I don't have to type my password?

It's a specific question with a specific answer. I thought community-wiki was a ghetto for "Must-have super-awesome for $FOO" type questions.

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Your question has 10 answers. Any question on SuperUser with 10 or more answers is automatically converted to Community Wiki.

This rule seems to have changed in the past six years.  Here are the four most recent Super User questions to accumulate 20 answers or more:

And none of these questions is CW.  (A good way to see this is to query is:q wiki:no answers:20 in one tab, is:q answers:20 in another, sort both by “newest”, and compare them side-by-side.)

TL;DR:  As recently as March 2012, it was possible for a question on Super User to accumulate 20 or more answers without being converted to Community Wiki.

(BTW, one of the above questions is by “Scott” — no relation.)

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    Well, that's sub-optimal.
    – richardhoskins
    Commented Jul 18, 2009 at 23:04
  • 1
    I was also surprised when this happened to me first time. Maybe it should be made more prominent in the FAQ.
    – Ludwig Weinzierl
    Commented Jul 18, 2009 at 23:06
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    The policy should be changed. If the goal is to stop subjective discussion questions to community-wiki, subjective discussion questions should be move top community-wiki. The author of a question has no control over how many wrong answers are given to his question.
    – richardhoskins
    Commented Jul 18, 2009 at 23:09
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    Let me try that again. If the goal is to move a class of questions to community-wiki, just do that.
    – richardhoskins
    Commented Jul 18, 2009 at 23:11
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    @richardhoskins: I agree, the threshold of 10 seems a little harsh. I suggest letting Jeff know on the post I linked to earlier: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/6814/…
    – Kyle Cronin
    Commented Jul 18, 2009 at 23:22
  • @Kyle Cronin Thanks, I just added to the discussion on that post.
    – richardhoskins
    Commented Jul 18, 2009 at 23:50
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    That's dangerous, a malicious group of users could turn almost every post to wiki this way and not even pay the downvote penalties for bad answers.
    – kd304
    Commented Jul 19, 2009 at 7:13
  • Would any moderator, administrator, or developer care to document the current rules? Commented Jul 14, 2015 at 13:51

Are you sure you didn't accidentally checked the box? I don't see any edits to the question.

  • I did not. And, I was received rep for the first 4 upvotes.
    – richardhoskins
    Commented Jul 18, 2009 at 23:00

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