When should questions on Meta Stack Overflow be community wiki? I have seen a lot of non-community-wiki questions here that would have been community wiki on Stack Overflow. Obviously the rules are going to be different here, but what are those rules?
What is meta?
- Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
- The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
- Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates
When you want to have a question that has a collection of information from the entire community. For example a community edited list of some sorts. (just like CW's were supposed to be)
Community Wikis have been misunderstood for a long time now. Here's a post that's a prime example of what a CW post should be.
So any post that could possibly contain information that the community decides on and edits. Think of it as a wiki article (sorta)
I would certainly hope that the CW works here as Olafur intended, but all too often I am already seeing instances of people who will make a topic CW simply to shield themselves from down votes (you know who you are). I hope this behavior doesn't continue.