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How can high-activity questions be more wiki-like, driven by the community? [duplicate]

Some old questions on SE have 1M+ views, and many of them have 30+ answers. See https://stackoverflow.com/search?q=+is%3Aquestion+views%3A1000000..++ for the ~1000 most viewed questions. From just the ...
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0answers
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Why is the node.js resource recommendation question allowed? [duplicate]

How do I get started with Node.js locked by Shog9♦ Jul 19 at 22:30 This question's answer is a collaborative effort: if you see something that can be improved, just edit to improve it! No ...
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12answers
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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What privilege should 30k users get?

The last time we lifted the level cap was in 2015. In 2014, we added a unilateral close-as-duplicate power for gold tag badge holders, but no new reputation level. So we've been thinking about giving ...
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1answer
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What is a historical lock, and what is it used for?

Historical locks are sometimes applied to questions. What is a historical lock? What is the purpose of a historical lock? How are questions affected by historical locking? When is it appropriate to ...
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1answer
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Allow Moderator Comments with the Prefix “Moderator Note” to show up in collapsed comments

There was a question recently that necessitated a comment being put into the parent post. When I initally added the Moderator Note comment, there were 12 more comments there than there are now. This ...
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2answers
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Encourage the posting of Canonical Questions by making “Answer Your Own Question” posts Community Wiki automatically

Here on Meta, we have a faq tag. It contains many topics that describe in high-quality detail how the SE network functions. By convention, we mark these posts Community Wiki and protect them. ...
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2answers
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We could use better management of popular, but “bad” questions

There are a set of questions that are a bad fit for Stack Exchange. Every site has a /help/dont-ask page that describes what SE sites are looking for and what kinds of questions aren't a good fit for ...
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1answer
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How come some subjective questions are allowed and not only that, rampantly upvoted?

I once posted a question on Stack Overflow asking if learning Haskell would help me learn node.js. The question was downvoted into double digits and shut down in 5 minutes flat. Imagine my confusion ...
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1answer
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Allow accepting (self-)answers on historical-locked questions

Assume a (self-answered) question gets locked for historical significance. Because of this, the user who posted the question cannot (repeat: not) perform any of these actions: mark own question as ...
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1answer
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Reputation needed to edit Q&As with Wiki Answer lock?

I think Wiki Answer locks can be usefully applied to questions that have attracted a list of answers, and become popular, before anyone realized their poor fit to focussed Q&A. This is where they ...
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1answer
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Should wiki locks prevent voting?

I recently tried to add a "Wiki Answer" lock to a question. This lock should simply prevent new answers from being posted. However, it also prevents votes on the question, rendering it pretty much ...
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How to treat old locked questions containing outdated information?

Suppose an old closed question has an historical lock on it, making impossible to vote/comment/flag on any post. What should we do if such questions have a high visibility but contains some outdated ...
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0answers
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Could I start an “essential things you need to know about X” wiki on SO or programmers.SE?

If you follow my SO activity for the day, you'll notice I've learned quite a bit about MySQL transactions inside stored procedures. In fact, I've learned many things about MySQL transactions that are ...