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Questions tagged [community-wiki]

Community Wiki is a flag that can be applied to answers (and sometimes questions) which lowers the barrier for editing and prevents any rep gain/loss from voting.

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Are the following the criteria for a good community wiki post?

The criterion are: most of the work is from a source that is not made by the OP (the original thread) OR the substance of the source (and the crux of the question) rely heavily on information from ...
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Username on wiki answer differs from the current username [duplicate]

I found the wiki answer on Meta Stack Overflow on Russian where username contains the old name (I think that it was on the posting time): But the current username in the profile page is not "...
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Why does this question continue to show as Community Wiki, even though a moderator removed community wiki status?

This question shows as being Community Wiki on the question page. However, if you check its revision history, it shows that a moderator removed Community Wiki status. Additionally, I tried answering ...
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Community wiki answers are listing in the tag's hot tab, that mismatching with the description in the same page

When viewing any tag's hot tab, I can see a description as below in the bottom of the page: Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible But I can see some of the ...
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What is and how do you visit the community wiki [duplicate]

I have never used the community wiki and just want to know what it is and how I get onto it.
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Should we rollback / improve the answer on “Database schema documentation”

I'm about to rollback the community wiki answer on Database schema documentation for the public data dump and SEDE It was seriously overhauled in revisions 75 and 76 but I had to do a partial patch ...
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Moderator diamond missing on community wiki posts [duplicate]

On Meta Stack Overflow, Why was my flag declined? When to use custom mod flags, the original question author shows up as "Yvette Colomb" in the regular view, but "Yvette Colomb ♦" in the comments and ...
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Mod menu 'convert to wiki' description is incorrect for answers

When you click 'convert to wiki' from the mod menu, the following text is shown: Community wiki questions don't accrue rep and have a lower full editing reputation threshold. Questions should be ...
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How should you ask a question where multiple correct answers are most likely and preferred? [duplicate]

How should you ask a question where the aim is to collate multiple peoples expertise on one subject matter rather than a pure question answer set up. For example: What ways have people modelled ...
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When a person chooses to make their question/answer community-wiki, does it show up on their question/answer list?

Recently, I found this question, and it was community-wiki. When I went to the asker's profile (Nick-T), the question didn't appear anywhere; it had 676 votes and his top question that was showing up ...
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Diamond is not shown for mod name under wiki posts

If a diamond mod is an author of a wiki post then the diamond is not displayed besides the mod name. E.g. Shog9♦'s post: Even when the name refers to the user profile page (in case of more then ...
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User names on community wiki posts link to revision histories if they're never edited

Related: User names on community wiki posts should link to profile pages (like they do everywhere else) Revision history & community wiki links show the same page This is even stranger because ...
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Way to see if a post is CW from the mobile app [duplicate]

Currently there is no way to see from the mobile app if a post has been set or converted to community wiki. Is this feature planned for the app?
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Why are there non-CW answers under this CW question?

What are the hidden features of Stack Exchange? Since this question is a CW, all answers are supposed to be CW, too. However it looks like something went wrong here and here. Why???
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Distinguish between normal posts and community wiki posts in Android App [duplicate]

In the Android App, one cannot distinguish between normal posts abs community wiki ones. Firstly example, below is a screen shot of a question from the mobile view, and the same from the app: ...
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Does CW posts count towards post ban?

When testing the "trivial answer" criterion for this answer, I submitted quite a few answers to the Sandbox. Since the answers are intended to be "trivial", I feel like deleting them. However ,I am ...
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If the OP accepts a community wiki answer, do they get +2 rep? [duplicate]

Community Wiki answers give no reputation to the people who voted for them. They also don't give the +15 of acceptance if they are marked as accepted. But does the OP (of the question) get the normal ...
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Is there worth in having a community wiki about community history?

I've been thinking about the various issues that communities of SE have faced throughout their existence. These issues obviously change over time as the communities evolves. Do you think it would be ...
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Community Wiki still shows original poster

On the iOS app, when commenting on a Community Wiki post, it still tells you who posted the answer. Personally, I tend to use CW to post posts with controversial statements so that people can't ...
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Is there punishment for people who badly/viciously edit community wikis?

Just as the title says, from my observation I think there's (currently) no penalty for a bad edit to a CW, not even malicious edits. Anyone with 100 rep (or an assoc bonus) can do this. So questions: ...
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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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Are dead Community Wiki questions removed? [duplicate]

I recently asked a question over on Super User, but found a duplicate target that provides an answer to it while I was typing the question. I posted the question and hammered it with Mjolnir as in my ...
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Can I leave behind editable posts after account deletion?

First of all I am aware of the earlier Q&A: What EXACTLY happens when I ask to delete my account? However my question is this: after I delete my account, can my posts and answers still be edited? ...
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Don't set minimum bounty to 100 when own answer is community wiki

If you have answered your own question, and want to start a bounty on it, you must start at 100 rep instead of the default 50, because: To avoid overly promotional bounties, if you are offering a ...
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Community wiki card - text looks wrong

Sometimes a community wiki post has a percentage attached to it. It means that a certain percentage of the post was written by a specific user, as described in this answer. The problem is, the ...
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Answering community wiki question

According to answer to the post What are “Community Wiki” posts?: An answer posted to a community wiki question will also be community wiki. What is the reason to make answer community wiki ...
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I would like all my contributions to be Community / Anonymous

I disagree with a profile system that does not require actual names and photos, and I disagree with having users remain who have not come back to the site after a long period of time (2 years or more)....
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Why is no reputation gained for approved edits on Community Wiki questions/answers?

I haven't found any Q/A on meta about this, so I hope this isn't a duplicate. I recently made an edit to a Software Engineering.SE Community Wiki answer here, which was approved. I received the "...
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Community wiki revision and user links separation

For wiki posts (e.g. this one) link to the user with the most contribution placed on the next line to the percent value: Should this 26% be on the same line with the user link? It might look like ...
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How can I see example of community wiki?

So I just got ability to edit community wiki but I have no idea what that is. Also answers do not tell me what is it, where is it, what is looks like? Yes I've read answers like this: What are "...
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The “create wiki posts” privilege should be renamed to “create wiki answers”

The 100-rep "create wiki posts" privilege only applies to creating wiki answers nowadays. As of the changes to our CW system in 2014 (Putting the Community back in Wiki), the only way a question can ...
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Are reputation points really needed to edit Community Wiki posts?

The text "community wiki" at the bottom of a post brings a (rollover) note saying that 100 rep is needed to edit such a post. The "add a comment" text (rollover) note says you need 5 rep to add a note....
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If anyone requests removal of a forced Community Wiki setting, it should be removed without hesitation?

Just stumbled upon a recent comment posted by Director of Community Development for the Stack Exchange Network (Robert Cartaino), it sounds like an official guidance to moderators: Note to ...
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Why do “Community Wiki” Q & A not get awarded reputation?

I stumbled across a question on SO while looking for answers and ended up adding my own answer to the list of suggested solutions. Soon after this I realized that this question was a community wiki ...
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Why do I lose 10 reputation on 'unupvote' event of a community wiki answer?

I created this community wiki answer on ethereum stack exchange beta some weeks ago. It has 12 upvotes and I do not get reputation for this. This is of course, by design. However, yesteday I lost 10 ...
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Should community wiki posts give +2 for suggested edits?

I just noticed that when an user with less than 100 rep suggests an edit on a community wiki post that gets approved, he gets +2 rep, just as for a suggested edit on a normal post. However, I don't ...
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Community Wiki posts don't change usernames if the user does [duplicate]

If a user changes their username, it appears that Community Wiki posts of theirs don't update to display the new username. See it in action: a post by Adam (previously Anna) Lear on Programmers. (It'...
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How to ask community wiki question? [duplicate]

Note: I have flagged this post to be changed to a community wiki because I'm unable to do so. I have a few C# interview questions I genuinely wanted to give to our community. I was looking for option ...
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Where can you find your community-wiki answers?

Is it possible to find answers you posted as a community wiki answer?
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How to post an answer to this question [closed]

How can I add my answer to the following question? Hidden Features of SQL Server The question is about the hidden features in SQL Server. Now I have a trick to give alias name to subquery ...
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Converting 'Is Stack Overflow a forum' Q&A into Community Wiki?

There is a Meta SE Q&A that I would like to be able to cite quite frequently: Is Stack Overflow a forum? and I would cite it frequently if it were titled something like `Are Stack Exchange (...
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There should not be any OP highlighting on Community Wiki questions

What are some useful keyboard shortcuts? is a community wiki question. The OP has commented below: and their name is highlighted. It shouldn't be - they're not the poster any more, it's a ...
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How do I make my post community-wiki using android app?

I am using SE android app and want to make my post as community-wiki but can't see any option/feature for that.
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Community Wiki card design looks weird/broken

Just noticed this weird design: Browsing other random CW posts, noticed another version: Using the wayback machine, found the good old design: Can this please be reverted back to the ...
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Double Javascript Alert when ticking Community Wiki for self answer [duplicate]

I discovered this yesterday when i was making a Meta post on Anime and Manga.SE and i just did a test on Stack Overflow.SE's Meta and right here (after remembering i forgot to report it). In Chrome ...
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Missing reputation change on reputation tab after undelete of an answer converted to community wiki

Background: One of my questions (on another SE site) was converted to a Community Wiki question (not by me). Additionally my own answer to the question was also converted to a Community Wiki (not by ...
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Community Wiki posts in the iOS app don’t mention the original author

Just noticed in the iOS app: Community Wiki posts de-emphasise the original author to the point of not listing them at all. Here’s an example from a thread on Meta.SFF: There’s nothing on the screen ...
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Community Wiki edit history showing outdated username [duplicate]

I have an answer I gave on a question here: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/a/128221/18916 The referenced username that has the majority of edits references one of my different aliases I had used at ...
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Standardizing the Community Wiki “Resource List”

A community wiki "Resource List" has been found useful on many sites. Here is a list of those I have found: Resources for learning Chemistry Resources for learning Russian Resources for learning ...
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Make it easier to see that a post is a community wiki in the ios app

I was browsing Meta Stack Overflow on the iOS app, and a faq-proposed question got a new answer. I was about to comment that the answer should be made into a community wiki, but then I checked the ...