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A tag for questions about the community wiki feature (regardless of whether or not the questions themselves are community wiki).

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Why is the wrong username showing up on a CW answer after a user changes names?

An answer to Interesting examples of vacuous / void entities was written, and only edited by, @JonasLinssen: However, the answer shows up as having been written by @PrudiiArca: The text "...
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Should this question have been CW?

Yesterday I asked a big-list question (Examples of errors in computational combinatorics results). The question is naturally big-list because it asks for various examples. Now I am not quite familiar ...
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When, precisely, should history of math questions be CW?

I don't have much experience with "history of math" questions or the ho.history-overview tag. I tried to distill an answer to my question from looking at existing questions, but failed to ...
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Hinting votes for CW contributions

I would like to learn about opinions about visually indicating votes for contributions to community wiki; what I have in mind is something analogous to the green button in the "menue-line" ...
Manfred Weis's user avatar
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To which extent can one modify another's question?

One highly off-topic question of real analysis was asked in the main site by a new user. One user sent, 1 hour later, a long answer going far beyond the the question, and then, 12 hours later, edited ...
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Should "does anyone access this paper" questions be community-wiki?

Should questions consisting in barely asking for a copy or link to some given paper be community-wiki? A recent example, among others, is and Reference of J.L. Waldspurger's paper on Shimura ...
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My answer got upvoted, but no reputation increase?

My reputation score seems to be stuck at 510 even if some of my answers were up-voted recently. How do I fix this bug? How do I contact the moderators in order to solve (or at least understand) the ...
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Clicking question author username sends to revision history

This happens with Every mathematician has only a few tricks: the link with the author username leads to the revision history. I checked several other questions, including some cw (this one is cw), ...
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Is it ok to write a CW answer extracted from a comment of some user?

Suppose I have seen an answer to a question by a user X. Suppose another user Y leave a comment under X's answer. This comment received good number of up votes (6 as of now). This comment is not ...
Praphulla Koushik's user avatar
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When answers are primarily opinion based, should the question be CW?

A question was just asked about whether or not we still need model categories of spectra (vs working with the $\infty$-category). To me (and Fernando Muro at least), it is reminiscent of a previous ...
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Apparent bug in reputation calculator [duplicate]

Mine appears to be stuck at 2321 -- even though my answer here keeps getting upvoted: What definitions were crucial to further understanding?
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Why was my non-big-list question made community wiki?

This question of mine was made community wiki by someone other than me. I'm aware of discussion (e.g. here and here) arguing that big-list questions should be CW so that the voting system can be used ...
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Derivative of reputation score over time is identically zero [duplicate]

I've got a smattering of upvotes on my small number of answers but my reputation has never budged. Can someone explain why this is so?
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Why was this question made community wiki?

Yesterday I asked a question seeking published references studying popular games, to start building up an undergraduate research program. Today I woke up to find it had been made community wiki. Now, ...
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There is no an answer button for certain Wiki question [duplicate]

Edit: My problem has been solved about 12 hours after that I wrote this meta post. I wish to answer this question but it seems that it is impossible to answer it. It is written that "To ...
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Why are there no dates on community wiki questions

While "ordinary" questions have their birth time readily visible above the original poster name, it seems like the only way to find out when a CW question has been asked is to view its revision ...
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Non-CW answers to CW questions

I have understood that if a question has community wiki (CW) status, then all answers must have it, too. I came across an exception in a question about refereeing. The answers by Chris Woodward and ...
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Where is the Community Wiki?

Apparently there is something called "community wiki" on MO but I don't know how to find the questions,etc that are part of (or belong to) this wiki. (I have a question/post in mind which would be ...
Reza Rezazadegan's user avatar
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Soft questions without reputation

I would like to ask two soft questions, but i would not like to gain reputation from this. What do you think about the following procedure: I write my question in advance. I post a question named [...
Daniel Soltész's user avatar
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Frequent revisions leading to a community wiki

Due to frequent revisions my answer has become a community wiki, can I undo this. Also now if a bounty gets awarded to my answer will I get the points.
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Requests to remove community wiki

In the old days of MathOverflow, community wiki status was irreversible. This is no longer the case! There are many old questions and answers that became community wiki by accident or other reasons. ...
François G. Dorais's user avatar
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Tag scores, tag badges, and CW answers

I have a couple of questions concerning the score for specific tags, and the corresponding tag badges. It appears that community wiki (CW) answers do not count towards tag badges, even when they ...
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Community Wiki in the hands of moderators

I don't understand the wisdom of removing the CW button from the control of an author of a question, and having always to pester the moderators to turn it on. Might it be possible to return this ...
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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 ...
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