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When to mark the ‘community wiki’ checkbox on a new question?
What are “Community Wiki” posts?

I have been chastised for marking things "Community Wiki" when they shouldn't be. I thought anything that would help the community would go there, but maybe I'm wrong. Help please!


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marked as duplicate by jjnguy, Pops, Grace Note, Bill the Lizard Jul 19 '10 at 18:35

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Whoa, I had no idea the "possible duplicate of" comments were autogenerated. – Pops Jul 19 '10 at 18:36
... or that they disappeared after question closure. – Pops Jul 19 '10 at 18:36

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That's a proposed FAQ entry; there's actually an official FAQ entry, too. – Pops Jul 19 '10 at 18:32
Good answer, though! :) – Bill the Lizard Jul 19 '10 at 18:36

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