Questions tagged [community-wiki]

A tag for questions about the community wiki feature (regardless of whether or not the questions themselves are community wiki).

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What questions should be community wiki?

Under what circumstances should a question be made community wiki? Probably any question asking for a list of something (e.g. 1) must be CW. What else? What about questions asking for a list of ...
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Community Wiki?

Every so often I run into a question which I think should be community wiki. I am usually not sure about flagging since some of them have been around for a while and the question of why did noone ...
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When does a post become a Community Wiki post?

Does an answer become automatically a Community Wiki when it is revised too much? Are those who have enough reputation allowed to transform an answer into a Community Wiki's answer?
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Why my questions were turned into community wiki

My two questions were turned into CW: Question 1 and Question 2 I looked through a previous related question here, and guessed it might be because I edited my posts too many times (>10)? Because I ...
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Old usernames and names of deleted users in CW-mode

I noticed this several times already: In CW-questions e.g. here (active user) or answers e.g. here (deleted user) not the current (or anonymized) user name but rather the one that was active at the ...
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CW-ikification: why?

An important number of flags that are raised in the main site asks mods to turn questions into CW mode. This is usually due to the fact that those questions do not have one answer, but many. Two ...
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Community Wiki answers to avoid reputation

Sometimes, one comes across questions on the main site that facilitate very easy answers. For example, "Is this solution correct?" or "Is my understanding of definition X correct?", but also questions ...
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What kind of questions should be asked as CW?

I noticed this question: http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/1697/community-wiki-questions Which I responded to on Stack Overflow Meta So I was wondering: What kind of questions does ...
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Should I mark my answer to my own question as community wiki and accept it?

I recently asked a soft question on MSE that garnered a variety of informative answers. After reading through the answers, as well as discovering some information from answers to other questions, I ...
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RFC: Social norm about 'not an answer, just too long for a comment' and community wiki

Suppose you see a question which is very interesting and you spend some time thinking about it, and you have something to say about it. You start writing as an answer, because you have several points ...
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Why is “infinity minus infinity” a Community Wiki question?

I have an inquiry on the grounds of curiosity. The following question has been marked Community Wiki on August 31st: What is the result of infinity minus infinity? From my understanding, you have a ...
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About the [soft-question] and [big-list] tags

The folk coming from Math Overflow generally seem keen to bring across the practice that: Questions that don't look like they will have a single, correct answer should be tagged either [soft-question]...
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Should questions about book recommendations be CW?

The questions about recommendation of books/texts/lecture notes for some topic are to some extent subjective and they will often be left without accepting an answer (since among several good ...
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What is Community Wiki for and how does reputation work on Community Wiki?

This question may have been addressed in another post but I could not quite find what I was looking for. My question is what exactly is Community Wiki and how does reputation work on Community Wiki? ...
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CW answers considered harmful?

Not really a discussion, more of a cautionary tale: I sometimes write answers that are basically just compilations of facts that have already been noticed in comments to the question, but which I ...
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Community wiki checkbox disappeared?

Has community wiki checkbox disappeared? I cannot find how to make a post a community wiki.
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How to post answer without gaining “reputation” points and without CW?

Is there a way to post answers without gaining reputation points but retaining the higher editing barrier (or "authorship" if that concept applies here) of an ordinary, non-community-wiki posting? I ...
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Will an edit to a community wiki bump the question?

I've had no luck finding an answer to the title question, sad to say. Here, briefly, is the situation. I happened to look at an answer I gave eighteen months ago and discovered that I had written '-' ...
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Edits and Community Wikis [duplicate]

How many times can I edit a question/answer before it automatically gets turned into a community wiki? Thanks
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Multiple edits and community wiki

If I remember well, in the past a post edited more than 10 times became automatically community wiki. Nowadays I've seen a post edited 15 times and nothing happened. Should I deduce that the rule was ...
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No increase in Reputation points

For the past two days, there seems to be some problem with my reputation. For instance, I received 7 up-votes for this question. However, there has been no change in my reputation. I noticed a similar ...
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Seeded Questions Set to CW

I tend to think that maybe seeded questions should be CW. Not that I care about rep being given for seeded questions because they are helping the site, and rep should be awarded for helping out. But ...