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New users can't post community wiki questions directly. The community wiki checkbox doesn't appear when asking the question. You have to edit the question after asking it and check the community wiki box.

I assume this is to prevent new users from posting a CW question before they know what CW is (since CW is irreversible). When does somebody cease to be "new user"?

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I agree with the SO team that new users should be protected, but perhaps the box could be disabled with a little question mark next to it to explain why it is disabled. Although honestly, I doubt a beginner would have a need for a CW question. –  HalfBrian Dec 11 '09 at 6:17
    
@HalfBrian: since it can be done with a workaround, that is simply putting sharp objects out of the reach of children, isn't it? Maybe the benefits of a change are outweighed by the "How do I turn back my CW to being a CW question" questions? –  Charles Stewart Dec 11 '09 at 18:26
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<add key="Reputation.NeededForAbility.Newbie" value="10" />
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Is it just me or have your answers been getting more and more cryptic lately? –  innaM Dec 11 '09 at 8:33
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The cross is Mexico. Mexico is the walnut. The hazelnut. The acorn. Mexico is the rainbow. The rainbow is wooden. Mexico is wooden. –  Jeff Atwood Dec 11 '09 at 8:37
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Wow man... is that the swine flu hitting in? –  fretje Dec 11 '09 at 9:04
    
Pro-tip: Trilogy use while under the influence of mescaline is not generally recommended. :) –  John Rudy Dec 11 '09 at 13:03
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