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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If automatic community wiki conversion is gone, why do the confusing messages still exist?

Now that posts can't be automatically converted to community wiki, it makes sense to just ditch all those annoying messages for "why" a post got converted in the first place. The code for selecting ...
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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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Question bumped into Community Wiki by several bounties?

Look at the revision history of this here question — what concerns me is the entry that says: Post Made Community Wiki by being edited by more than 5 different editors If you look at the ...
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When community wiki post has only one revision, text is incorrect

I just stumbled over this CW answer: It should be just "answered [time stamp]" but looks like the "edited" was hard coded somehow. I verified this to happen on all CW posts without edits i.e. ...
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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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Why is the CW mechanism so counter-intuitive?

Being primarily a SO user, I haven't experienced community wiki that much before, hence it never got me thinking. But since those times are gone now, there's something about CW that just doesn't add ...
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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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Clicking User's Name Leads Me to Editing History of Question

When clicking the OP's name in this post, it sends me to the editing history of the question. Normally, clicking on the OP's name will redirect me to the OP's profile. So when I click on Kevin, I ...
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CW post revisions should alert greatest contributor

Community wiki posts do not show the original poster's avatar, and if someone else has contributed more to the post than the OP, it is now attributed to that person, with a percentage displayed that ...
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Community Wiki guidance lacking

I just reread the top-level faq. While it mentions the rep impact of community wiki, it offers no suggestion or advice as to when if ever a new user might be well-advised to check the 'community wiki' ...
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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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Should not the description for “convert to wiki” be changed?

The description that I see for the moderator's "convert to wiki" action says: Community wiki questions don't accrue rep and have a lower full editing reputation threshold. Questions should be ...
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Undoing community wiki as a moderator rewrites history

Moderators have the ability to make a post community wiki and also to remove the community wiki status from any post. But there are several issues with how this is recorded in the revision history, ...
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Meta Stack Overflow to Meta Stack Exchange link migration Community Wiki post credit issue

With the recent migration of questions to Meta Stack Exchange from Meta Stack Overflow, there's been an automatic rewrite of links across the various Stack Exchange sites. It's good that links have ...
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Is this wiki answer correct regarding yearling description?

This question came about because of my last question, but I felt this deserved it's own discussion. This wiki answer on the List of all badges with full descriptions post regarding the yearling badge ...
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Create CW posts “Awarded at 10 rep”

On the privileges page, it's written that CW "posts" can be created by anyone with > 10 rep. Shouldn't it be changed to "answers"? . . .
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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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Checkbox “community wiki” gets reset if answer can't be submitted

This is almost the same bug as the one described in Validation Fail - Unchecks Wiki/Email (which is status-completed), but for answers. Steps to reproduce Open any answerable question. Put "Yes" in ...
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Should there be a delay before automatically making a post community wiki

I've just been looking at this question, which has been promoted to Community Wiki. The original post was somewhat badly formatted, and attracted 7 edits within the first 5 minutes of it being posted ...
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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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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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Do community wiki votes count towards the Mortarboard badge?

You can still get the Mortarboard badge on Meta sites, even though you get no reputation. Do votes on Community Wiki posts count towards this as well? Should they?
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Text accompanying CW-ification in revision history sometimes suggests automatic CW-ification

I likely don't go through revision histories as much as I should, but I recently came across the following entry that had me scratching my head: But wait! Automatic Community Wiki conversions have ...
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Community-wikify old question (now irrelevant for me)?

Approximately one year ago I asked a question. This question is not relevant for me anymore since I've stopped using that specific technology. Since I don't know what to do with this question I'll ...
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If a question becomes CW from over-editing, don't force future answers to be CW

I haven't tested this "bug" carefully on S[OFU], but it happens on SE sites. If a question is converted to wiki because of too much editing, the subsequent answers are made wiki (as if the question ...
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Where can I track my upvotes from community wiki?

How can I track my daily community wiki upvotes or downvotes, except for my profile page?
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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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Move the percentage below to avoid confusion in community wiki

Take a look at the image linked below. I request that the percentage which is given in the second line "7 revs, 5 users 54%" be moved to 3rd line, such that the third line becomes "54% unknown". ...
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Auto-community wiki works differently to how I expected

I just witnessed a post get converted to CW for the first time, with the reason [made Community Wiki by being edited by more than 5 different editors]. Now I knew this was a rule but what surprised ...
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Questions with new activity shows old answers made community wiki

I leave a browser tab open on the Server Fault homepage. This afternoon after being away for a short while I saw the notification: When I clicked it, all I saw were old questions. On checking a few ...
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Tag-wiki for CW-mandatory tags?

There are a few tags on SO which are widely treated as requiring community wiki. I'm thinking of [code-golf] in particular, but there is also [subjective] and ::shudder:: [fun]. If the "rule" is ...
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How Can We Clarify What “Community Wiki” Means?

Possible Duplicate: What are “Community Wiki” posts on Stack Overflow? After finding zero reliable and working information on iptables and egress rules on the first page of Google, I ...
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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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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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Should community wiki answers count towards tag badges?

According to this answer The original author still gets badges based on community posts. The original author keeps the reputation gained (or lost) before their post entered community mode. ...
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Regain “lost” reputation upon Community Wiki reversal

My post on Stack Overflow was automatically turned into a Community Wiki, the rules of which I was not aware of before. This seems to have happened because it was edited more than ten times by me. The ...
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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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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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Hot Answers page shows community wiki answers

The hot answers page isn't supposed to show answers that are community wiki. But it does anyway. Examples: jQuery on SO: https://stackoverflow.com/tags/jquery/hot?filter=all C++ on SO: https://...
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What can we do to increase awareness of Community Wiki mode?

I don't think I'm atypical of newer SE users in that, while I have seen incidental mention of "Community Wiki", I had to come here to find out what it actually meant (beyond the basic concept of wiki, ...
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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 ...
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Does changing an answer to CW count as editing the answer?

If a user changes his/her answers to CW, is this counted as editing the answers? Does it then have the same limitation consecutive post edit has? If, as moderator, I see a flag about a possible ...
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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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Best edit practice when there is a community wiki answer next to own answer

There is a question (by me) that has a partial answer by me and a community wiki answer that provides some other parts. So, when there is an update to my answer, should it just go to the community ...
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Closed community wikis lost RSS feeds?

I noticed that questions and community wikis have RSS feeds, but if a community wiki is closed it don't have RSS feed. For example, this community wiki is open and users can benefit from subscribing ...
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Conversion to/from Community Wiki not showing up in edit history for some answers

It appears that for some answers that have been automatically converted to community wikis and then reverted, nothing in the edit history shows that the answer was ever a community wiki. The case ...
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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 ...