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It's perfectly okay to do this, Praphulla. Usually that would be seen as a service to the community.


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I suggest that you don't worry about possibly getting a few points before your questions are made CW. If you really care, you can make a comment like "please wait with voting until the question is made CW", or similar. In any case however I think you shouldn't try any tricks with lots of edits or with initially putting in only dummy-/placeholder text. Edits ...


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At the request of Martin Sleziak I'm converting some comments into an answer. I don't really understand why questions asking for a paper should be community wiki. And, although you say it's unrelated to your question, I think the "should they be welcome" aspect actually is related to what you're getting at: that these kind of questions are not a ...


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After consulting with the other site moderators, the decision for now was to let the CW status stand for the question at Main. But this may be a good time to revisit the discussion of some of the ways MathOverflow has been known to use CW, which differ from how many other StackExchange sites use it, and which are consistent with certain traditions since ...


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Being "community wiki" is a property of an individual post. Answers can be made community wiki by the person posting them, but since the move to MO 2.0, questions can be made community wiki only by the moderators. Therefore if you wish to make one of your questions community wiki, the way to proceed is flagging that question for moderator attention, and ...


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That's a community wiki answer, and you don't get any reputation for upvotes on them (nor do you lose any from downvotes). The idea behind this is that they're easy to edit (for everybody with at least 100 reputation) and are a collaborative effort, and therefore do not confer reputation. Since at the moment it's 100% your work, this might not be fair, but ...


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As explained in Todd Trimble's comment, It's Community Wiki. You don't gain or lose reputation points when a thread is in CW. Further reading: What are “Community Wiki” posts?


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The questions that you have answered on MathOverflow are all "Community Wiki" posts, and votes on these don't affect reputation. What are "Community Wiki" posts? Questions that ask for a list of examples, and so don't have a single "correct" answer, are often made Community Wiki.


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Per the OP's request I am posting the link to the post on main meta about this issue: wiki questions don't show creation date. It is marked status-bydesign. But, to be honest, the explanation of this choice given there does not seem very satisfactory to me. The answer there seem to suggest, that since community wiki post is supposed to be common work by ...


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There are a few requests to remove CW in the comments of: The conditions in the definition of Brownian motion which was bumped recently.


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[DONE] perhaps this old answer can be un-CW-ed? (9 revisions triggered the CW status on MO 1.0) thanks!


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