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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Community wiki posts by deleted users include a broken link

When a user makes a community wiki post and later deletes their account, the link to their user is preserved in the author section of the post, for example this question was created by a deleted user ...
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Why do I no longer get reputation for an answer of mine once it becomes community wiki?

I posted this answer on a while ago: https://math.stackexchange.com/a/713284/131263 (my first answer on Math-Exchange). I noticed it has turned into community wiki, which sounds good to begin with. ...
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Could there be a meta CW or curated list of other venues for OT questions?

I think I'm probably inviting the Paradox Police here, but... I wanted to post a URL to an author site and ask for a design/UX critique. A little poking around and I found a principle of "Don't ask ...
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What is a “non-wiki answer” on Stack Overflow?

What is "non-wiki answer" ? For example there's a badge: Provided non-wiki answers of 15 total score in 20 of top 40 tags. What answers are non-wiki?
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Reputation does not update after community wiki is removed from a post, and does not match the value displayed in the reputation audit

If votes were cast on a post while it was community wiki, and a moderator removes wiki from that post, the votes should count towards reputation again. However, while this is visible in a reputation ...
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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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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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Can I edit a community wiki post to straight-up swap in the “correct” answer, wholesale?

I just edited (expanding significantly) William Pursell's answer at returning value from called function in shell script. I now see the question is in "community wiki" status, and the answer above ...
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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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Add warning if your edit will make the post Community Wiki [closed]

The below is no longer relevant since posts are no longer converted automatically to Community Wiki after being edited As the Community Wiki process can't be undone and is automatically happening ...
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Do community wikis give some people what they don't deserve, but not let some people get what they do?

Here is a post that is an ideal Community Wiki: What browsers support HTML5 WebSocket API?. People have collaborated, and the original owner of the post is the author of only 53% of it. Yet he still ...
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Marking a Question Community Wiki [duplicate]

How do I mark a question as a community wiki? I know how to mark a answer as a community wiki, but I couldn't figure out how to mark a question as one. I don't see the little check.
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Can we disable automatic community wiki conversion for answer edits?

Currently, if a user edits their answer more than a certain number of times, that answer is automatically converted by the system to community wiki status. This trips up many well-meaning and active ...
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Reputation out of sync on community wiki reversal [duplicate]

My account on History (274 reputation). Result of reputation calculation: ** rep today: 0 ** rep this week (2014-04-20 - 2014-04-26): 0 ** rep this month (2014-04-01 - 2014-04-30): 5 ** rep ...
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Reputation shown in graph, and mortarboard awarded, for CW posts?

I don't care, but just in case it's somehow important: I was just awarded mortarboard, and it seems reputation from CW posts was erroneously taken into account. This reputation also shows in my ...
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Why does the same user have different names in their posts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do old usernames stick to CW posts by design? This answer and this answer are from the same user. Why are the answers showing a different user name? The first answer shows "...
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Why is my post Community Wiki?

My post suddenly converted to Community Wiki yesterday when I edited it. I don't remember telling it to switch; did I change it by mistake?
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Why are some answers marked community wiki on non-community wiki questions?

I'm curious as to why some answers show up as community wiki even though the question they're in response to is not marked as a community wiki?
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Do community wiki votes contribute to the Sportsmanship badge? Should they?

The sportsmanship badge is for voting for competing answers. If an answer is a community wiki, is it competing?
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Privilege wiki pages out of date (showing old design and description)

Found some wiki pages for privileges that are now out of date due to recent (and not so recent?) changes over the Stack Exchange network. I'll list those I found, though I'm sure that on closer look ...
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Feature request: revisions within the first 15 mins do not trigger CW

This is related to many questions: Five edits within the first five minutes caused a question to become CW Suggestion: block edits by others in the 5 minute window after creating a post or doing an ...
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Can you get vote count related badges from CW?

This is the way I understand how CW works: All points from votes you get before your answer is made CW is kept even after you turn it into CW Future votes from that point on do not get you points I'...
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Why don't upvotes to my answer give me reputation?

I answered a question recently and it seems like upvotes don't contribute to my reputation. I've edited the answer like 14 times so is it possible that my answer turned into a "community" answer and ...
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Reputation bug - downvotes on community wiki counted when it shouldn't

Today I found one instance where downvotes on CW posts are being counted and shouldn't be, and one case where CW up/down votes are being counted but maybe shouldn't. You can see the votes I refer to ...
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12 edits make an answer community wiki? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Is there any point forcing a post to Community Wiki after 6 owner edits? SO is too eager to turn my edited answers into Community Wiki All edits are made by the same person,...
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Why can't people make their own questions CW anymore? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Community Wiki checkbox missing in action What can we do to make Community Wiki better? Why can't I mark questions as community wiki? I've noticed that people cannot ...
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Should polls be maintained as Community Wiki questions, or should they be closed?

First, I'm already aware of this question: Should poll questions be Community Wiki?. But I think the problem remains: Polls are like shopping lists, and I think they should be closed. I would like ...
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flag for moderator attention when question might be community wiki?

Is it ok to flag for moderator attention if I think, a question should be a community wiki? For example this question.
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Community Wiki checkbox missing in action

It looks like the Community Wiki checkbox is no longer appearing on the ask/edit question page, making it difficult to mark questions Community Wiki. Where is it, and how is one supposed to mark a ...
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What can we do to make Community Wiki better?

Okay, what's the problem here? It's a well-known fact that the Community Wiki feature is not well-understood. Yet another “community wiki” clarification question Close as community wiki Purpose of ...
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Community Wiki questions and the subjective close

Recently there has been a large heated discussion about the appropiateness of the question File I/O in Every Programming Language. With (as of this post) 127 upvotes and 116 favorites, the community ...
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What are the “official” (or community-endorsed) criteria by which a question should be designated Community Wiki or not?

Or, more to the point: can these criteria (if any can even be agreed upon) be added to the official FAQ? The answer to "What are 'Community Wiki' posts?" clarifies how they work, but does not really ...
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Regular Post-Answer is showing as “Community-wiki Answer” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are “Community Wiki” posts? Hello, I have posted answer at the question: "Which programming languages can be used to develop in Android?" The answer is here:...
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Does the CW post limit include deleted posts?

It takes 30 answers to push a question automatically into Community Wiki. Does this include or exclude deleted answers?
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What is Community Wiki for? Can / should checking it be undone in my case?

It appears to me that "What is Community Wiki for?" should be a frequently asked question. That is: it was not among SO's faq's. I asked a question that could not have just one answer, but it was of a ...
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What, if anything, should we do when a question is marked CW inappropriately?

There is a rep barrier to marking a question Community Wiki: the point being to withold it from people who lack the experience to understand the purpose of CW. However it seems to me that perhaps the ...
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When was the Community Wiki Question capability restricted to moderators only?

Before, users could mark their own questions as Community Wiki. When was the change that restricted it to moderators?
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Why were restrictions introduced for Community Wiki?

Can I ask why the current rules/restrictions for community wiki were introduced? Based on my previous question it looks like there used to be different rules. Community wikis were also used for ...
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Question regarding creating reference wikis

I recently created two community wikis in an attempt to provide a good reference for everyone. Some people are now trying to close them (+ downvoting, but that's not the issue) because of the NARQ ...
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What's new on CW?

I read somewhere that Community Wiki is dead? Why and what exactly does 'dead' mean here?
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Allow people to make their own questions Community WIki at 3k rep

I completely agree that I shouldn't be able to make other people's questions CW. But I do think that I should be able to make my own question CW. I can't see a moderator inflecting penalties on ...
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Conversion from CW to non-CW state?

The question is short and simple. Why can't Community Wiki posts(specially questions) be rolled back to non-Wiki state? P.S : Recently my post here was made CW (by mistake I guess) so I was wondering ...
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Moderator's “Convert to wiki” yielding an exception on this money.SE question

I'm a moderator at money.SE, and I'm trying to convert the following question to a community wiki: In Ireland & want to buy stock online. What cheap discount stock brokers offer online trading ...
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Why is the conversion to Community Wiki not in the edit history for this question?

Why does the CW conversion for this question not appear in the edit history?: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/posts/12807/revisions It was originally a non-CW question (my answer to ...
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SO Question mysteriously converted to community wiki

Elegant ways to support equivalence ("equality") in Python classes The question has not met any of the requirements to become community wiki. Oddly, the revision history now states that the ...
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Purpose of Community Wiki?

I am very confused as to the true/original/intended purpose of community wiki? Based on my experience, questions are turned into community wiki on 'iffy' questions that are borderline allowed or ...
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Community wiki answer sort

Community wiki questions often behave the same way: The first relatively good answer will be far above the other in votes. Human nature being as it is, if viewing a community wiki with the default ...
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Who can mark things as community wiki? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are “Community Wiki” posts? What kind of permissions are required to mark another person's questions as community wikis? Is this only available to moderators?
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My answer got converted to Community Wiki [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are “Community Wiki” posts? My answer was converted to Community Wiki. Can someone give me an explanation for this?
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What is Community Wiki and when should I use it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: When to mark the ‘community wiki’ checkbox on a new question? What are “Community Wiki” posts? I have been chastised for marking things "Community ...

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