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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Do I automatically follow (edits, comments, etc) to wiki answers I've made that I later made community wiki? [duplicate]

I think I remember a few times some of my CW answers were edited but I wasn't notified. Not sure. But I guess since there isn't a 'follow' button below such answers, I still do follow them? If this is ...
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Answer draft does not remember Community Wiki status

When you write an answer but don't post it yet, the system will save it as a draft (just like with questions). For questions, the draft functionality remembers more than just the body: title and tags ...
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Are Community Wiki questions able to appear on Hot Network Questions?

Over at Photography Stack Exchange, we have a biweekly photo submission contest on our main site. For awhile, the contest was just posted as a regular question, and in order to counteract the ...
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Disregard automated edits from the Community user when calculating the authors percentage of a Community Wiki post

Community Wiki posts show a "main author" and the percentage of the current post that is "theirs". The algorithm used to determine this percentage is old, (really old in internet ...
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Timeline is lacking an entry if a post is made community wiki again after the community wiki status was removed

Currently this answer is shown as being a community wiki post. There's no reason for it to be, so someone (not me) tried to remove the community wiki status of the post. This was logged in the ...
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Username not changed when question is made Community Wiki [duplicate]

I was recently browsing through Meta, when I came across this question which was made a Community wiki. When I was looking through it, I realized that the user who had asked the question, (Sonic the ...
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Can “Community Wiki” become public domain? [duplicate]

What is the license of an answer marked community wiki? It seems a normal answer is CC-BY-SA, which can possibly not be kept for community wiki contributions, since the author becomes the community. ...
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the evaluation of posts edited by the user Community in SO

From this question: Include posts edited by the Community user in searches with wiki:yes/true/1 What are the purposes of posts edited by the user Community, rules, value of those type of posts etc.? ...
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<2k users can't edit own posts or community wiki posts with keyboard shortcuts

I have tested this on Worldbuilding Meta and 3DPrinting Meta (I have less than 2000 reputation on both sites, so I don't have full editing privileges). Pressing the E key to edit a community wiki post ...
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Hide votes for self-answered by community wiki questions for a few hours

Don't start reading this with a pre-conceived idea. I know similar topics have been discussed before. You want to share some piece of knowledge you've been searching for. You finally took the time to ...
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Votes to community wiki posts aren't visible in reputation history if there are no "real" reputation events that day

When analyzing this question on MathOverflow Meta, I noticed that this user's reputation history doesn't show the three upvotes to their recent community wiki answer; there's not even an entry without ...
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‘Remove wiki’ showing when a question is not a wiki

While viewing this non-wiki post, I noticed something strange in the mod-menu: I tested this on other questions, but it only happens on this one. Note: The post does have a wiki answer and selecting ...
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Will voting on many community wiki questions from the same user trigger serial voting? [duplicate]

Over on scifi.meta.SE, there is a question with lots of answers by the same person which are options for users to vote on. In this comment by Rand al'Thor, Rand warns that voting quickly on lots of ...
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Allow voting on Community Effort questions [duplicate]

There is a special type of questions marked as "community effort". For unobvious reason there is not possible to vote (or edit) on the question, since question is locked. But on the same time voting ...
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How can I find questions marked as "community effort"?

Recently a new banner has appeared on some wiki questions where you can only edit existing answers rather than posting a new one: For instance: What is serial voting and how does it affect me? ...
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Can we ask any question on any topic by tagging “Community Wiki” post? [duplicate]

If yes, then here is my question: What is the global lock down's impact on the software industry for the long term? What will be the impact on technology trends?
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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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How bold should old accepted answers be edited when they become outdated? [duplicate]

Case in point: How do you assert that a certain exception is thrown in JUnit 4 tests? The accepted answer is not the best answer anymore, yet visitors to this page asking for this question are likely ...
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Some reputation of the upvoted wiki post (Q&A) should be awarded to the original author

An upvoted question or answer earns +10. But if the author has decided to make it a wiki for betterment of the post or has been made wiki by the community moderators, then reputation per upvote is ...
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How to select community wiki questions?

I want to write a query which selects the highest scored community-wiki questions (like this one) but I don't have an idea how to do it. This is what I have so far: https://data.stackexchange.com/...
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User information is not showing [duplicate]

I have seen a question where user information isn't mentioned in the question: What's the primary use of Windows Event Viewer? When I checked if the bug reported earlier, I found: What is the ...
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Change the "community wiki thingy" so that it won't deadname users

I recently realized that, even though I changed my username a while ago (more than six months), some of my old community wiki answers are still displaying the wrong username. This bug has already ...
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Opt out of getting notifications about binding edits to some or all community wiki answers [duplicate]

I recently posted this answer. It is a community wiki looking to identify 378 characters. In less than 48 hours, it has been edited 55 times. That translates to over 50 notifications sent to me about ...
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Why not auto-convert posts made by deleted users to community wiki?

Speaking from personal experience, substantial edits to existing answers are usually rejected because the reviewer may not always be an expert in the topic discussed even if they are, some are ...
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How are percents and main author for community-wiki posts computed? [duplicate]

In a community-wiki answer which I edited recently, I added one hyperlink, added one comma and removed another. From that time, I’ve been reported as the main contributor to the answer, although the ...
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Why do some community wiki posts say "unknown"? [duplicate]

Why do some community wiki posts say that the OP is "unknown", while others actually have a username under "community wiki"? For example, this answer has a username on it, while this answer just says ...
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Make it easier to disassociate from (fine) community wiki posts

tl;dr If the community wiki posts has proven its worth, provide an easy way (button) to original authors to disassociate from it. The FAQ tells us The original author still receives notifications ...
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Regarding automatic conversion of community wikis

I found that there were some events that automatically convert questions/answers to community wikis (see Stop using community wiki as a reputation denial mechanism). For example, Automatic ...
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Can anyone explain these cases (increase/decrease) in community wiki questions and answers?

I am looking at the number of community wiki questions and answers over time. Making a question community wiki automatically transforms all of its answers to community wiki also. Thus, I remove those ...
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See which posts had their CW status removed

According to this thread, Can a user revert Community Wiki on a post?, diamond moderators can remove the community wiki status from a post. Is there any way to know from which posts community wiki ...
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How do I know who made a post Community Wiki from the Stack Overflow data dump?

Is it possible to determine who made a post closed or community wiki and why from the Stack Overflow data dump?
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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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