10

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 ...


9

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 ...


8

I don't have time for a long answer, but I agree with Todd and disagree with Quid. The situation is not better now. Regarding quid's comments under Todd's question, it seems like the big arguments from the old days were about big list questions, and those have (thankfully) slowed down of late. But even excluding those questions, there are many good questions ...


7

Fixed the phrasing as suggested, as the score for answers is calculated from non-wiki answers - the wiki status of the question they are on is not relevant. With you in the next build (rev 2013.9.26.1037).


6

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 ...


6

Bounties are still earned. To your first question, you can flag for moderators to reverse that. Note however that they may decide not to do so, if they feel that your frequent editing was unjustified - or for any other reason.


5

You can flag and request that a moderator remove community wiki status. (This is one of the new features since the switch to MO 2.0. Here's a related post about the removal of CW, but it appears to focus on posts from before the migration.) Yes, bounty points are still awarded for community wiki answers.


5

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?


5

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.


5

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 ...


2

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 ...


2

I think both Todd and Quid make valid points. I think that much of the CW issue is less relevant than before. There are fewer big list questions where CW is needed to sort answers. Also many people used to try to enforce CW on soft questions to avoid people getting 3000 rep without answering many questions. The fear was it would make it easier for soft ...


1

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


1

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


1

[DONE] Please remove CW from Solutions to the Continuum Hypothesis. It is a nice question (even though its wording could use some tweaking), and has received some excellent answers.


1

[DONE] Please remove CW from A recommended roadmap into inner models. And noise to avoid this being turned into a comment.


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible