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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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I do also. I often worry if I am coming back later and fixing up the question with more relevant data that I will trigger the CW. I like the idea you had of stopping bumping after n consecutive edits …
answered Jun 28 '09 by Ólafur Waage
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It's usually based on how obviously CW it should be. Not so obvious. Do nothing probably. It's probably going to sort out Kinda obvious. Comment about it, shop around for others to agree. Obvious. F …
answered Sep 22 '09 by Ólafur Waage
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A Community Wiki is supposed to be a way to have a collection pot of information on some subject from the entire community. So a CW does more things than you post. For example if you post an answer o …
answered Jun 28 '09 by Ólafur Waage
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CW is not for subjective or many correct answers (if so, then accepted answers would not work on CW questions). CW is for community edited information. Where we gather round to give our best to sculp …
answered Oct 20 '09 by Ólafur Waage
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When you want to have a question that has a collection of information from the entire community. For example a community edited list of some sorts. (just like CW's were supposed to be) Community Wiki …
answered Jun 30 '09 by Ólafur Waage
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I think it's because wiki entries do not revolve around creation dates (like wikipedia, where you have to go into the history to see when it was started)
answered Nov 18 '09 by Ólafur Waage
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You should phrase it in a different manner, to make it more as a wiki, not like "now that X has happened, we should do more Y" but "What are some tips and trick when using X?"
answered May 27 '11 by Ólafur Waage
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CW's are not for regular questions where there is an answer, yes a CW will deter people away from your question, since it's answerable. Answer to the Edit Yes making a Question CW will make all answ …
answered Nov 21 '09 by Ólafur Waage
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Say I were to use a Community Wiki answer for something or other - say, in a book - who would I attribute? Since you can see the edit history, I would look over that and make a judgment call on w …
answered Jun 30 '09 by Ólafur Waage