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Continuing on from this discussion: Why was this answer made community wiki? — about a question that had the tag.

As pointed out in Emilio Pisanty's answer, the main question was not actually asking for a recommendation for a source from which to learn about a topic. Rather, it was asking about the usefulness of one commonly used resource (Jackson's Classical Electrodynamics). Personally, I think it would have made sense to delete the tag, rather than make the question a community wiki—although this might be seen as conflicting with the original questioner's intent. There is a further question of whether such questions can be on topic at all; the question about Jackson is currently closed, although it does have three reopen votes.

How do we think similar questions should be handled in the future?

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If the tag is inappropriate, it should be removed. If the post has already been made community wiki, you can flag it for moderator attention.

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