This answer has become a CW, presumably because it was edited several times. It cites Martin Fowler, but the quotation is paraphrased, so I edited it, posting the original quote and a link to the document from which came the quote.

The original answerer removed my change. If it were still "his" answer, I would be OK with it, but if it's really going to be CW, doesn't that mean it's owned by the community, or am I misunderstanding the semantics of CW?

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    From the history - "Post Made Community Wiki by question having more than 15 answers"
    – user40980
    Jul 12, 2013 at 15:59
  • attribution in CW posts is broken "by design"
    – gnat
    Jul 14, 2013 at 22:30
  • If Wikipedia can have edit wars, why can't stack exchange wikis have them too> Jul 22, 2013 at 20:40

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The original poster has the same standing to edit as everyone else having sufficient rep to edit. In fact, suggested edits have pretty much invalidated the notion of community-owned posts (since anyone can suggest an edit).

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