Linked Questions

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SO is too eager to turn my edited answers into Community Wiki

I like to edit my answers. To clarify, illuminate, add examples, add links, point to new information as it crops up, etc. It's highly irritating that my effort to improve my answer turns it into a ...
70
votes
1answer
497 views

Stop using community wiki as a reputation denial mechanism

Community wiki is one of the most misunderstood and misused features of the SE network. The original purpose of CW was to enable collaboration on a post, it reduces the reputation needed for editing ...
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1answer
209 views

Would like to update answer, but it has 9 edits already [closed]

I would like to update this answer of mine to add some new information. (I realized that when "walking the clustered index" of a table that has a multi-column clustered index, in most cases a great ...
13
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2answers
201 views

What is the reason behind auto convertion to Community Wiki after 5-10 edits? [closed]

I have this answer to this post that gets a steady stream of upvotes. Due to the fact that more and more users actually upvote the answer (and maybe like it), I continually monitor it, reading it ...
3
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1answer
331 views

Why does Stack Overflow make all my answers community wiki? [duplicate]

My recent answers got turned into community wiki (CW) state automatically. I know about answers getting turned into community wikis after 10 edits - which I think is not right anyway if I was the only ...
2
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3answers
100 views

Why did I stop getting reputation for upvote - today's rep only at 95? [duplicate]

My total rep for the day is only 95, yet I didn't get any reputation points for an upvote on one of my answers. Why? Is there a limit on total upvotes per answer that will generate reputation? ...
4
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1answer
135 views

Why is this answer (edited 10x) not Community Wiki?

According to the revision history it is on its 11th revision (so edited 10 times), so it ought to be Community Wiki, right? Or is the edit requirement actually "edited more than 10 times"? Note the ...
2
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1answer
123 views

My question was made community wiki [duplicate]

My question FMA3 in GCC: how to enable was made community wiki. Why was this done? I guess it was done because I made more than 10 edits? Almost all of the those edits were to fix typos. Is it ...
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1answer
48 views

Remove the automatic conversion to community wiki when more than 5 users edit a post

From the FAQ on community wiki: Posts enter community wiki mode when one of the following happens: The body of the post has been edited† by at least five (5) different users. I ...
4
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2answers
54 views

Why do I no longer get reputation for an answer of mine once it becomes community wiki?

I posted this answer on a while ago: http://math.stackexchange.com/a/713284/131263 (my first answer on Math-Exchange). I noticed it has turned into community wiki, which sounds good to begin with. ...
7
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1answer
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Edit privilege documentation still mentions automatic conversion to community wiki

Thankfully, there is no more automatic conversion of posts to Community Wiki. However, the help centre descriptions of the editing privilege across the various sites still claim that "too many edits ...
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1answer
63 views

Upvote on one question is not given me points

I had start an answer (to this question Can/Should I run this code on a GPU? ) today with 5 or 6 upvotes i don't recall, to be honest. I received, 2 or 3 upvotes today and it has been only count 1. ...
0
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0answers
62 views

Want to improve my answer, but don't want my answer to become a CW [duplicate]

Say I have an great answer that I have already revised 9 times and now I have a substantial edit to make so that the answer will be even better, is there any way I can make those edits without my ...
7
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0answers
38 views

Show when a post was asked/answered even for community wikis

Background Usually a post indicates both when it was posted and when it was most recently edited However community wikis only show when they were most recently edited This probably ...
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0answers
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Rules of when a post is made community wiki need to be clear, prominent [duplicate]

I had a question on Code Review go Community Wiki due to too many edits. I didn't see anything about those rules and recommendations when I was posting or editing my question. It would be good to ...