This happened to me just today. I posted a comment about a question being subjective (and hence might be better off being a wiki) and had someone tell me (rightly) that there is no such thing as community wiki anymore (EDIT: Atleast in regards to the checkbox option that used to be there for the person posting the question)!

That, of course, made me feel a bit silly!!

Now, be that as it were, being a member of SO, i would like to be somehow kept updated of any such changes that take place. However, from a practical perspective, i do not find the time to really monitor or track such discussion on meta to be able to be in the know automatically.


Is there any mechanism (short of following meta religiously) as to how a person can be kept abreast of such operational / conventional changes to SO and how it operates (be it a result of meta discussions or otherwise)?

  • NB: Community Wiki still exists - it is just that questions cannot be made community wiki by end users anymore. (You have to flag the question for moderator attention). You can still answer a question by making it CW, and CW questions do not magically poof out of existence. Oct 26, 2010 at 7:45

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devinb started this list of feature changes to the sites (including dates and links to the requests) which are kept up to date by other users. Favorite it. :)

  • +1 That does help greatly! More power to devinb! Now if only i could get informed about any changes to this post when i visit SO instead of having to visit meta, that would just be the icing on the cake..Any ideas on that front?
    – Jagmag
    Oct 26, 2010 at 8:21
  • @InSane: Subscribing to the rss feed seems the way to go then. Though I don't know how it behaves since there are no new answers, just updates to the one. (I should add that though devinb started it, he's not the only maintainer but a number of people, thank them too ;)) Oct 26, 2010 at 8:24
  • Exactly the thought i had in mind. Subscribed to it anyways. Now waiting and watching till the next update to see if that works. Oh..its a community answer...more power to them all!! :-)
    – Jagmag
    Oct 26, 2010 at 8:30

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