I posted the question Free tools for security static analysis of C or C++?, which asks "What are some free static analysis tools for detecting security problems in C or C++ code?". I also posted some answers.
My question was changed to a community wiki, and also changed all of my answers to a community wiki, without asking me. When I asked why, the reason given was "this is an "infinite list of X" and as such has to be community wiki, otherwise it should be deleted outright." The question and my answers remain converted to community wiki status, against my wishes.
Can I ask Security.SE moderators to re-consider this decision? Would it be possible to return this question and the answers back to ordinary status, with the community wiki flag removed? I do not think it benefits the site to force this question and all answers to a community wiki, in this situation. Contrary to how it has been marked, I'm not requesting or inviting others to edit my question or my answers; I think my questions and answers are fine as is. I believe my question and the answers are relevant and useful to have on this site and its users.
The justification given didn't resonate with me. The Stack Exchange software already handles questions that have multiple valid answers, without a need for community wiki status. I don't see why this situation requires others to be able to edit my question, or to edit my answers.
I've read the documentation on community wiki status, and I have not been able to find any documentation which says that if a question calls for multiple answers, then the question or the answers should be marked as community wiki.
How and when should we use the Community Wiki feature? says nothing about this. In fact, it says questions should not be marked community wiki (contrary to how my question was treated). And it doesn't discuss any basis for forcibly converting questions or answers to community wiki, against the wishes of the author.
What are "Community Wiki" posts? says nothing about "list of X" questions or reasons why a moderator might change a question and answers to community wiki against the author's wishes.
What types of questions or answers should be made community wiki? does not support this decision. The only situation it lists where a question would be forcibly marked community wiki is where the question is subjective or does not have a right answer. The answers to my question are not subjective and answers are either right or wrong, so that doesn't apply.
On When to mark the 'community wiki' checkbox on a new question?, one highly-voted answer says "A question should not be marked CW if it is possible to write valid, helpful and knowledgeable answers which contribute to SO." Under this criteria, I think my question should not be marked community wiki. Another answer says "a question's having more than one answer is not a reason for the questioner to make it CW", which also seems to apply here.
Should we have a "List of X" close reason? criticizes "List of X" questions on the basis that they tend to be polls and copy-pasted content. That criticism does not apply to my question.
Jeff Atwood that the question and all answers should either be community wiki or should be deleted. OK, that's his call. It's his web site, and his rules: I'll certainly abide by them. If the decision is to retain the forced community wiki status, then please go ahead and delete the question and all answers, and I'll be sure not to ask "List of X" questions again; sorry if I've inadvertently violated community norms or rules. In either case, it would be nice if the policy were documented for the future.
Edit (9/7): I'm closing this question now. Looks like I have received a definitive answer from @Jeff Atwood. Thanks to Jeff for taking his time to share his thoughts and to elaborate on what he has in mind for the site! Much appreciated. There are all too few organizations where the leaders engage on such a detailed level with the participants; I feel privileged to have the chance to learn more about Jeff's thinking and vision for this site.