Questions tagged [community-wiki]

Community Wiki is a flag that can be applied to answers (and questions) which lowers the barrier for editing and prevents any rep gain/loss from voting.

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Remove CW conversion at 30 answers

Since most questions here can have an unlimited number of answers, I think the automatic conversion to CW when a question receives 30 answers should be removed. See also: Purpose of Community Wiki
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Purpose of Community Wiki

Update Community Wiki is no longer an option, across the network, for regular users when creating or editing a question. If a question should be flagged community wiki, flag a moderator for attention. ...
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Why has this question converted to Community Wiki?

I've just noticed that this question converted to Community Wiki after 16 answers had been posted. I thought that the threshold was after the 30th answer had been posted.
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What to do with Community Wiki? [closed]

Edit: Problem solved. As Mark Trapp points out, normal users can no longer mark CW. The consensus seems to be that community wiki is useless here, and we've been pointing this out in various question ...
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remove CW status for this answer? (hashing algorithms testing by Ian Boyd)

Which hashing algorithm is best for uniqueness and speed? Particular answer to above question has been made CW per automatic rule (quote source): The post has been edited ten (10) times by the ...
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Why question becomes commmunity wiki after >10 updates?

I often update and save my question to see how it renders, instead of checking it in instant preview. I prefer that way. Also, I often spot single problems in my post and want to correct them ...
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Upvote In Community Wiki

Is there a reason to upvote community wiki posts? Does an upvote on the community wiki matter if there is no rep associated (why waste a vote on it if I can't give credit to someone for a good ...
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The 15-answer CW conversion really sucks.

I'm just going to say it. The community-wiki auto conversion sucks. And it's not (really) the rep, either. I have been racking my brain trying to figure out why I don't have a career tag badge. ...
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remove CW status for this answer? (OO-principles for Javascript by Daniel) Above answer has been made CW per automatic rule (quote source): The post has been edited ten (10) times by the original owner. ...
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Serial bad wiki suggested edits - what to do?

This user has been suggesting some very unhelpful wiki and tag excerpt edits. Most of the time the suggested content is either not very helpful (for clean-code he suggested something to the line of "...
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Bringing topics together in the stack exchange

I think the stack exchange is fantastic. But I have a limited amount of time for searching for answers to my questions, and 'the what should I ask' critera makes it even more awkward for me to ask ...
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Is there any recourse against using CW to avoid rep loss?

Is there anything that can be done about a user who switches his answer to Community Wiki after receiving a downvote? It looks like doing that clears out the rep loss from negative votes, but is that ...
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Correctness vs "ownership" on community wiki

This answer has become a CW, presumably because it was edited several times. It cites Martin Fowler, but the quotation is paraphrased, so I edited it, posting the original quote and a link to the ...
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5 votes
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Help edit the Wiki Answer: Canonical Book on Agile

This post is a call to arms to higher rep users on Programmers that have the ability to view deleted answers. I merged a couple questions together asking for Agile references on request and took the ...
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Conversion to community wiki after multiple edits by a single user?

I've been continuously improving my answer on Freelance charging based on tasks completed Now after my 11th revision, without any other contributers adding to my answer, my answer has been converted ...
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How did this turn into a community wiki?

Just curious, this question turned into a community wiki mighty fast and doesn't have the up votes or activity I typically see with community wikis
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Why was this post converted to community wiki?

I noticed that a recent high-profile post had all answers put in community wiki fairly fast, by the same mysterious person which has not participated at all. Is this a case of "Community Wiki Troll", ...
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How to make my question community wiki? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Purpose of Community Wiki I just posted this question. I saw no options to make it community wiki. I remember that option. Why I don't see it?
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Question made CW and still adding rep

This question was made CW (I'm not sure why - the whole CW criteria is pretty difficult to understand now) yet I am still getting rep accumulated when up-voted. My understanding is that rep is not ...
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Is being able to vote on Community wiki posts a bug?

I was just looking at This question and I hovered over the voting buttons, and then a title showed "This answer is useful" (or whatever that sentence be), and the mouse cursor was a pointer, so I just ...
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When a question is made community wiki why does the person who asked the question stop accruing reputation?

The logic seems hollow -- it might make sense to prevent answer duplication but why should the person who asked the question not have the reputations added? Or am I missing something here?
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Is it possible to remove the Community Wiki status of a question?

I noticed my question was automatically updated to Community Wiki after 15 answers, and that prevents me from enjoying the upvotes. Is it possible to remove this status? Note: the question only had ...
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