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What are “Community Wiki” posts?

What kind of permissions are required to mark another person's questions as community wikis? Is this only available to moderators?

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marked as duplicate by random Jul 28 '10 at 12:21

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From the FAQ question (which is the reference to follow, I only copy the current version here, it might not be actual in the coming months):

How does a post become a Community Wiki post?

There are several ways a question or answer can enter community wiki mode, and most of these ways will occur automatically based on the rules of the system.

Posts enter community wiki mode when:

  • The body of the post has been edited six (6) times by at least four (4) different people.
  • The post has been edited eight (8) times by the original owner.
  • The post's author checks the community wiki checkbox when composing the question or answer. Note that this checkbox is only available to users with a reputation of 15 or more.
  • The post is edited by its original author, who when doing so opts to check the community wiki.
  • An answer posted to a Community Wiki question will also be Community Wiki. Note that when a question is made CW after answers have already been posted, the existing answers are not normally converted to CW automatically.
  • The question generates more than 30 answers (15 on Super User). In this case, the question and all answers will enter community mode, as will any future answers.
  • A moderator has reason to believe that the question serves better in community wiki mode.

* note that the rules outlined above are based on observations; the actual behavior of SO is subject to change without notice, and may well have done so since this was last updated...

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+1, much better than my answer :-) – Andy E Jul 28 '10 at 9:37
@Andy - i'm duplicating the FAQ, it's not ideal... But closing directly as duplicate would have been rude, so. – Gnoupi Jul 28 '10 at 9:51
Yeah thanks. I tried searching, but I didn't find that one. All the questions I found were about the merits of having community wikis, whether they should be renamed, etc. – Daniel Egeberg Jul 28 '10 at 10:01

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