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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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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Is there some index/list for community wiki questions?

Is there some page on which I can access community-wiki questions for a tag. I believe that the questions that are added to community wiki, specifically by the moderators discuss some important ...
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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 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 authors be encouraged to maintain their answers?

The general message I've received is that a question and its answer should be applicable to a wide audience, and not be "too localised" and so limited to small, specific audience. At the same time, as ...
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Awarding a bounty to an editor

Bounties are always awarded to the original author of an answer. Occasionally, it would be nice to be able to award a bounty to someone who contributed an important part of the puzzle. An example I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to search for wiki questions after the removal of the “make community wiki” option

https://stackoverflow.com/search?q=wiki:1 : Shows all community wiki questions. How would I be able to search for wiki questions that have been made after the change in October, Users can not mark ...
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Looking for community wiki posts [duplicate]

Okay - I'm quite new to Stack Overflow (et.all). Is there a way to search for the questions/answers marked community wiki? I don't always know what I'm looking for - sometimes I'm just lurking to get ...
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When to mark the 'community wiki' checkbox on a new question?

When someone asks a new question people sometimes comment, "This should be a community wiki". The FAQ about CW isn't explicit about which new question should be CW; it says that: CW makes it easier ...
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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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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 ...
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Why is the name for CW's different from the poster? [duplicate]

I just saw this CW answer: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/95277/257207 Under the CW, it shows Shog9. However, Tim Stone is really the poster! Why is it showing Shog?
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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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What happens to rep when an answer converted to a community wiki is deleted?

Suppose we have the following scenario: Question is posted I answer question and gain rep from upvotes Question converted to community wiki, causing my answer to be converted to a community wiki My ...
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Does community wiki still have to be attributed? [duplicate]

If there is a community wiki post, does it come under the same attribution rules? Or is there no need for me to link back to it?
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Is it possible for me to edit my answer without bumping the question up the list?

I tend to work by writing the gist of an answer, posting it, then looking up quotes and citations, adding each one, one at a time, saving in between additions, and frequently returning to improve the ...
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Must a community wiki post follow the pattern of a Q&A?

I'm just curious whether it is acceptable to post questions and answers that are usually considered off-topic. I don't know how to explain it better so I'll give an example to illustrate the idea: ...
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Request to undo auto-CW on answers edited over years

Until a year ago, when posts were edited by the same author at least 10 times, the post is automatically converted to a CW-post. This was perhaps reasonable if the edits happened within the same day. ...
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When to use Community Wikis [duplicate]

When is it appropriate to use the community wiki feature? I'm not sure when it would be helpful to edit someone else's post instead of just discussing it in the comments.
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Allow “Remove Wiki” on a question to cascade down to answers

We recently had a question appear on the "Hot Network Questions" list, and it attracted a lot of attention to our site. We are very grateful for the views, and the influx of new users (many of whom ...
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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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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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Earning “Lost Rep” From Community Post

Let us assume User X had made a Community Wiki answer. While the post was still Community Wiki, it gained 4 upvotes (supposedly +40 rep). Then suddenly for some random, reasonable reason, the post was ...
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Should 'hidden features of X' be removed/closed/locked?

I find myself wondering if us janitors should really be on a campaign to eradicate CW questions entitled 'hidden features of X.' The subject matter is on topic. Some people seem to learn from them. ...
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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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Can Community Wiki Posts be Deleted?

Is it possible for community wiki posts to be removed or deleted? The link to the community post given here seems to be non-existant, although the first link to the question works fine. Browsing ...
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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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Unknown User in Community Wiki [duplicate]

The answer here says that the user was unknown because (s)he does not have an account anymore. The comments under that says the post is not marked anonymous because it has an owner who does not have ...
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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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Answered as comunity wiki, now how to revert it? [duplicate]

I have answered a question on stackoverflow with status of community wiki. Now I want to revert it as a user. Is there any way to revert this answer to non-community wiki status ?
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Help me count editors of this post (made CW by “more than 5 different editor”, I found only 3) [duplicate]

This post was made community wiki in rev 14. Edit summary says: [Post Made Community Wiki by being edited by more than 5 different editor] (Side note "5 different editor" (instead of "...editors") ...
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Does the creation of a post count as an edit for making a post CW?

What is “context specific”? was edited by 5 different users; one of them just edited the tags, so it doesn't count to make the post CW. As per What are "Community Wiki" posts? does the ...
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Is there any way of navigation between community posts?

I had read some topics about community-wiki. I had found answers to most of my questions. May be I was bit lazy and other questions is already answered too? As I understand, CW is an "improved FAQ" (...
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Was my question closed because it should be a community wiki? [duplicate]

I asked a question on Stack Overflow, but it was closed because it is "subjective". Someone mentioned that not making it a community wiki could be the problem. Should a subjective question be a ...
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“Remove wiki” does not register in revision history

I removed CW status from this answer. Before I did that, the revision history showed that the post was made Community Wiki by the poster. Now that I removed CW, the revision history does not show ...
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Show when a post was asked/answered even for community wikis

Background Usually a post indicates both when it was posted and when it was most recently edited However community wikis only show when they were most recently edited This probably makes sense for &...
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Suggest community wiki based on title keywords, tags

My suggestion is that when someone is asking a question, certain conditions cause a message to appear advising the user that their question may be appropriate for community wiki status, and explaining ...
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What types of questions or answers should be made community wiki?

I think it's about time that the community of SO/SF/SU decide what should and should not be community wiki. In order to facilitate this, I recommend 1 suggestion per answer. Since this is community ...

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