So, what will happen with Community Wiki by owner?

I have seen several discussions on this subject but I don't retrieve them. Will it, when the dust settles down, be possible on MO2.0 for someone asking a question, or posting an answer, to make it community wiki ? Right now it doesn't seem to be possible, and I think it is a really bad change from the old version. (otherwise I like the new version pretty much, but this issue worries me)

• I've seen the (irreversible!) community wiki option misused so often, I think it's a good idea to have an approval mechanism. – François G. Dorais Jun 26 '13 at 14:24

1 Answer

When posting a question one cannot make it into a community wiki question. That will have to go through flagging your own question and requesting the moderators to do so.

Seeing how the volume of CW questions shouldn't be that large, that's probably fine.

When posting an answer, however, there is a checkbox at the bottom right part of the answer box which allows you to make it into a community wiki answer. That's still available for everyone.

It should be noted that now moderators can reverse community wiki status, for example if someone is updating their question and accidentally stepped into the amount of edits which trigger automatic CW.

• Ah okay. I have mixed feelings with that at best. For one thing I didn't think that the number of CW questions was too large. A technical question: I assume that when your question is made CW by the moderators, – Joël Jun 26 '13 at 14:39
• argh argh argh quel horreur – Joël Jun 26 '13 at 14:40
• You can edit comments, don't worry! – Asaf Karagila Jun 26 '13 at 14:40
• The new comment system posts your comment each time you type return ???!!!??? No!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – Joël Jun 26 '13 at 14:41
• Yes, no more multiline comments. It's fine, though, you can used to this pretty fast. – Asaf Karagila Jun 26 '13 at 14:42
• Alas, the system is very keen on shortcuts: enter to post, escape to cancel. There were some Greasemonkey scripts to override this, but the code seems to have changed and they no longer seem to work. – András Salamon Jun 26 '13 at 14:43
• Ah okay. But that's a second feature I don't like in the new version. When I think of it, the invasion of Facebook, tweeter, etc. in any question is a third. – Joël Jun 26 '13 at 14:43
• @Joël: The social nets invasion was much worse at first. It took some time before they hid everything into the "share" button. – Asaf Karagila Jun 26 '13 at 14:44
• I think you can still make multi-line comments if you hold shift when you press enter/return. Edit: Apparently not. – Evan Jenkins Jun 26 '13 at 15:56
• @Evans: You$${}$$can use$${}$$LaTeX trickery, though!$$\\\phantom{blablablablablabla}\text{- Asaf.}$$ – Asaf Karagila Jun 26 '13 at 15:58
• Sneaky! $\hphantom{Really sneaky!}$ – Evan Jenkins Jun 26 '13 at 15:59