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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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 question with reputation

From what I understand, the community wiki doesn't generate reputation points. But I think a question turned into a wiki still does. I have an answer on a question that has been turned into a wiki a ...
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How can I browse community wiki posts?

How can I browse all the questions that are of type 'community wiki'? There are great wiki questions, but it seems the only way to find these questions is to filter by highly voted questions, or ...
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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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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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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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Can we have an option to disable notifications on community wiki posts?

Please could we have a way to disable notifications on CW posts? If I post a CW answer, (especially on meta) it is almost certainly because I want others to edit content into it. This means me ...
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Opt out of getting notifications about binding edits to some or all community wiki answers

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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Who is the Community user?

I see the Community user on the user page. It seems to edit posts sometimes. What is it? And why has it downvoted over 1800 times? See also: What are “Community Wiki” posts? Return to FAQ Index
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Why is this CW post saying 36% unknown? [duplicate]

Looking at this post it says "36% unknown". No user by the name of 'unknown' appears in the revision history (screenshot just in case some wag changes his username to 'unknown') What madness is ...
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What are “Community Wiki” posts?

Some questions and answers are marked Community Wiki and are owned by a community wiki user: (in fact, this very question is one of them) Why have Community Wiki posts? How do Community Wiki posts ...
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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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Why are FAQ posts community wiki?

I've recently started up a community FAQ over at Code Golf, basically copy/pasting the SO one. It contained this excerpt: Flag for a moderator to mark community wiki. Any FAQ post not yet ...
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Make all [faq] questions community-wiki

I noticed a lot of FAQ questions are not marked as CW. The official FAQ index clearly states that all faq questions should: Be marked as community wiki. Any FAQ post not yet community wiki ...
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Clarification on writing community wiki posts to fairly generic questions [closed]

Lately I've been writing self-answering community wiki posts to address common questions I see in the Stack Overflow community that require more in-depth answers than most people are willing to devote ...
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Show Edits Remaining [closed]

As far as I understand, you can edit a post 10 times before it becomes a wiki. Would it be beneficial to display the remaining edits to the user? Maybe something like this: Or maybe on the "edit ...
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Who actually owns Community Wiki posts?

The post here by Monica Cellio, plainly says that community wiki is still owned by the poster. Community wiki is the process of opening a post (question or answer) for community editing. Because ...
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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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Will making my question community wiki kill the incentive to post answers for it?

Most of the time, when I post questions, I try to remind myself that what I'm looking for is answers, not empty rep. As such, I'm in favor of turning the things that I post into community wiki's. ...
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Do downvotes/flags still affect the original owner of a community wiki post other than for rep calculation?

Some time ago I was pointed to a ranting/rude answer that was immediately converted to wiki by the poster. Since at the time it seemed pretty clear that the poster originally posted the rant and then ...
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Old usernames stick to Community Wiki posts

On a whim the other day, I changed my meta name from Lord Torgamus to Popular Demand. I just noticed that the old name has "stuck" to the author tag of a Community Wiki question I asked before the ...
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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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wiki questions don't show creation date

Normal questions show the date they were asked and the date of the last edit. Community wiki questions don't show the date they were asked on; only the date of the last edit. To find the ...
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On CW posts, what does the little percentage mean?

(more context) And how does SO decide which username to put there?
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Should the community wiki police be shut down?

Read me first: What are “Community Wiki” posts on Stack Overflow? Some times I post things that are border line community wiki, like this question: Are there any C# open source log viewers? which ...
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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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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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“community wiki” checkbox in new question shows a dialog twice when self-answering

Ask a question; Click Answer your own question Check community wiki A dialog box Are you sure you want to make this post Community Wiki? will appear, Click OK or Cancel; The same dialog will ...
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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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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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Search only for community-wiki threads [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to search for community wiki ‘questions’? How can I search for community-wiki questions only? I thought I could use the [community-wiki] tag, but ...
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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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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 ...
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Is it possible to make a question CW but not its answers?

Is it possible to make a question Community Wiki to avoid the appearance of, and discussions about, rep-gathering (especially when it's a "easy" question likely to get many upvotes) but not the ...
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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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The “possible rollback war” flag isn't being triggered by community wiki posts

So I just locked this answer after two people flagged it due to unusual edit activity. Turns out, there were over 700 rollbacks on that answer over the last two days. Usually, the system ...
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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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Where can I see the list of new community wiki questions?

I've been using Stack Overflow for the past six months and I try to answer many community wiki questions. Where can I see list of recent community wiki questions? Why there isn't a wiki tab under ...
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What does the % in the Community Wiki box mean?

This question is about the community wiki info-box in the bottom right corner of questions: What does the percent number refer to? The example quoted is the The Definitive C++ Book Guide and List. ...
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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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Will my user ID be eventually unlinked from my community-wiki answer?

I posted my first community-wiki answer on Stack Overflow (I basically provided an image to substantiate somebody else's correct response in comments.) It now lists community-wiki and myself as ...

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