# What is the purpose of the community wiki?

There seem to be 2 conflicting ideas about community wiki Questions and answers:

They are low value questions:

• you don't earn any reputation for answering / editing
• they are difficult to find (more difficult to ordinary questions, there is no wiki tag)
• no mention of the community wiki at https://math.stackexchange.com/help
• Difficult to see why an question / Answer is awarded this status
• the questioner cannot mark what the right (or most complete) answer is
• maybe other reasons I haven't discovered

They are high value questions:

• you need a higher reputation to create or edit them.
• maybe other reasons i haven't discovered

It all seems a bit mixed up.

We should one clear answer to this question and then get the features that it deserves

So what is the purpose of community wiki?

I was planning to make some feature request about them , but i guess we first need to agree what their goal is, before we can come up with features that can improve their standing.

• Jan 25, 2014 at 15:57
• What are "Community Wiki" posts?
– robjohn Mod
Jan 25, 2014 at 16:53
• You can search for wiki posts using the search modifier wiki:1 (or 0 for non wiki only).
– Asaf Karagila Mod
Jan 30, 2014 at 12:18