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Old usernames stick to Community Wiki posts

It's not really possible to change your name completely on this site, since any comment (or chat message, I think) that ever @responded to you will still have the old name (and it's usually pretty ...
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The "possible rollback war" flag isn't being triggered by community wiki posts

Community wiki is a red herring here. We aren't explicitly excluding CW posts from this flag, but it didn't meet the auto-flag criteria because the very first rollbacks on this post were months ...
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Should community wiki posts give +2 for suggested edits?

Huh. I'm shocked that nobody noticed um posted to meta okay, posted-to-meta-and-I-saw-it about this before. That does feel like a broken situation at first glance. Here I think it helps to go back ...
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Why do "Community Wiki" Q & A not get awarded reputation?

Since Community Wiki is largely deprecated (The Future of Community Wiki), it's not worth going into all the nuances of how it was supposed to be used. But in the earliest days, it was designed for ...
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If the OP accepts a community wiki answer, do they get +2 rep?

The questioner doesn't get a +2 for accepting a CW answer. I have not been able to find a definitive answer, neither this answer: What are "Community Wiki" posts? nor this answer: No ...
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Request to undo auto-CW on answers edited over years

First off, I want to note that this specific situation (maintenance edits by one author triggering CW) was first addressed back in 2011: community moderators, at their discretion, can now remove ...
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How to post an answer to this question

Did you read the post notice? This question exists because it has historical significance, but it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this site, so please do not use it as evidence that ...
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Where can you find your community-wiki answers?

You can use the site search: wiki:1 user:me is:a are the commands you're seeking for. Live example on Stack Overflow. More detailed help. Worth noting that this search also catches the answers ...
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Diamond is not shown for mod name under wiki posts

I don't think this is a bug, but rather they did it fully on purpose. The diamond, in this case, is not relevant. For Community Wiki posts, the author is not really relevant, so there are also no ...
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Timeline is lacking an entry if a post is made community wiki again after the community wiki status was removed

It looks like the bug is that after the first instance of adding and removing Community Wiki status, additional Timeline entries aren't generated. In order to reproduce the bug, this (now deleted) ...
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Must a community wiki post follow the pattern of a Q&A?

Must a community wiki post follow the pattern of a Q&A? Yes. I'm just curious whether it is acceptable to post questions and answers that are usually considered off-topic. No, it is not ...
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Hide votes for self-answered by community wiki questions for a few hours

Curation does not deserve a delay, even for self-answered questions. If the content is actually good, then the positive votes will outweigh the negative votes. While I won't disagree with the ...
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Allow "Remove Wiki" on a question to cascade down to answers

This has been implemented and will be available shortly (build 3367 on MSE/MSO, build 2556 everywhere else).
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“community wiki” checkbox in new question shows a dialog twice when self-answering

That seems to be a bug in wmd.js This line is wiring the click event to be only called one single time: $(".js-post-editor input[type=checkbox][name=communitymode]").one("click", function () { ...
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Why is no reputation gained for approved edits on Community Wiki questions/answers?

Well, you only get +2 reputation after it is approved by other members of the community. This is true for normal edits (for which you don't gain any reputation after reaching 2,000 reputation), for ...
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Community Wiki still shows original poster

CW posts are not anonymous. The original poster of any CW post is accessible by design. It's not shown as prominently, more specifically, it's not necessarily shown directly in the user card, but ...
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Is it possible for me to edit my answer without bumping the question up the list?

No. You can't. And it serves a purpose too besides 'gaining rep' (if that is a purpose at all). Every edit must have the chance to get reviewed. Bumping the question to the web site causes the post ...
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Is it possible for me to edit my answer without bumping the question up the list?

Compose your answer in a text editor (Notepad equivalent) then paste it all in when you're done. The style of answer-edit-edit-edit is associated with a number of bad behaviours including FGITW and ...
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If anyone requests removal of a forced Community Wiki setting, it should be removed without hesitation?

Is my reading correct and this is indeed an official guidance that moderators should follow? "Note to Moderators" and the employee diamond almost certainly mean that the comment does contain official ...
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Why is no reputation gained for approved edits on Community Wiki questions/answers?

Your edit wasn't approved as it didn't need to be. As stated in What are "Community Wiki" posts? the reputation needed to unilaterally edit a community wiki post is 100, rather than the 2000 ...
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Is there punishment for people who badly/viciously edit community wikis?

If you ever see an example of a bad edit to a Community Wiki post, then if you are able you should either roll it back or edit it to a state which is at least as useful as the post was before it was ...
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the evaluation of posts edited by the user Community in SO

The Community user owns all suggested edits from anonymous users. However, from your screenshot, it appears that the edit was done in 2017. Hence, it is likely part of the transition from HTTP to ...
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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

Starting with rev 2014.6.12.2312 here on meta and rev 2014.6.12.1659 everywhere else, we're going to automatically recalculate the author's reputation when community wiki status is removed from a post....
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Will my user ID be eventually unlinked from my community-wiki answer?

You are still linked to the answer as the original author. All a community wiki does is: not earn/lose you reputation from votes on that post make it easier for people to edit - the reputation you ...
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Why do I lose 10 reputation on 'unupvote' event of a community wiki answer?

Your post was initially not community wiki. According to the timeline, it had 9 upvotes on the day you made it community wiki. When a post becomes CW, that doesn't affect previous reputation gains (or ...
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How can high-activity questions be more wiki-like, driven by the community?

I feel like the problem you point out is going to be most true for the Big Three sites, since they're the busiest. Less so for sites with less activity. I think the difficulty could be better ...
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Who actually owns Community Wiki posts?

Looks like your first two quotes are right. At least, that's what it looks like in the Data Explorer. This query pulls a few items from the Posts table to see who owns the provided post. A google ...
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Can Community Wiki Posts be Deleted?

What are the reasons for which a community post can be removed? The same exact reasons as deleting any other post on the site. If it doesn't belong on our site, then it should be deleted. Community ...
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Does community wiki still have to be attributed?

Does community wiki still have to be attributed? Yes. Community Wiki status does not change attribution rules in any way. You are required to follow attribution requirements for it, like for any ...
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Converting 'Is Stack Overflow a forum' Q&A into Community Wiki?

Ultimately community wiki status kind of depends on whether this question would actually be a good fit as a FAQ. Considering the large amount of discussion and vastly different answers, I'd say it's ...
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