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How does community wiki get decided on?

What are typically the criteria for marking a post as Community Wiki, besides having too many edits? I ask because I had a previous question get labeled as CW; if I understand correctly this label ...
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Where do I find all community/wiki questions?

Okay, I am not even entirely sure what community questions or wiki questions or posts (or answers?) are, but I have heard about them and I get the sense, that they are some kind of posts that are ...
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Effects of check-marking the Community Wiki box [duplicate]

I've done some additions to a PSE question Is the Universe Past-Eternal? whose own author doesn't seem to be very active on the site recently, and hasn't accepted any answer (-I believe mine remains ...
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What should be done with questions tagged [resource-recommendations] that are not actually asking for recommendations?

Continuing on from this discussion: Why was this answer made community wiki? — about a question that had the resource-recommendations tag. As pointed out in Emilio Pisanty's answer, the main ...
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Why was this answer made community wiki?

This accepted answer I wrote a few hours ago was changed to a community wiki: Dynamics and radiation part of Jackson's book - reading advice I realize the original question was not a particularly ...
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Creating a community wiki post for special relativity questions about comparing events in different reference frames

As I am sure many are aware, we get a fair amount of questions about special relativity that are essentially variances of Alice sees this event happen at this time over here, and Bob sees this ...
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I have several book reviews. How should I answer in the book request?

During my learning I've read a couple books on a topic and have my reviews about them. How should I answer in the book request on that topic, which already has some answers on the books I read? Should ...
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What is the Latex and MathJax, how can I write beautiful formulas in my posts?

I get regularly the feedback in comments to use Latex or MathJax. Also I would write beautiful formulas what I can do only on pen & paper. Where can I get info about these?
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Standard answers to "why can't ____ be explained by ____ instead?" [duplicate]

There are many questions which come up again and again, virtually every day, trying to propose an alternative explanation for a well-established principle. I think it would be very useful to keep a ...
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Book recommendations: On-topic, on-topic but community wiki, or off-topic?

Yes, we've had this debate before. Unfortunately, there's no definite consensus to be found about their community wiki status: Good list, bad list (from July 2013) has the top voted answer (with a ...
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Why frozen and locked topics becomes community wiki

So here is what the locked and closed question banner say. Locked questions: locked by <username><date> at <...
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Meaning of non-community wiki answers?

The badges section mentions that when someone earns ''at least 100 total score for at least 20 non-community wiki answers'' in a specific tag, he/she gets a bronze badge for that tag. However, the ...
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Would it be a problem if I wikify all my answers?

I was about to report a bug when I noticed why my recent upvotes haven't changed my reputation. I heavily edit my answers as I am trying to develop technical writing skills, upvotes with low ...
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How can I ask a "community wiki" question such that the answerers can still earn reputation?

If I dont want to take the credit (reputation) for a question, but answerer should still obtain the reputation they deserve, is there some kind of a "question-only community wiki" option I can invoke? ...
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When to use Community Wiki option?

When should this community wiki button be ticked while answering or edit?
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How can I know if an additional edit is going to turn my answer into an open community-wiki (CW)?

I have had a nice and pedagogical idea to add to this answer of mine but I am afraid that, by doing an additional edit now, it may turn into a wiki-thing, as once happened. I just want to do one ...
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Why my recent upvotes haven't changed my reputation?

It is not that I loose sleep because of this, but I am curious. I posted an answer and it collected 4 upvotes yesterday, but my reputation hasn't changed. Am I missing something?
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The problem with community wiki

This is not a great problem. While poking into a question yesterday, I thought I might answer (as it didn't get a lot of attention though). Today (I mean, NOW) I see my post under "community wiki". I ...
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How do I find community wikis?

I'm curious to see what topics the wikis cover, but I don't know how to find/locate them. I tried doing a tag search for "community-wiki" but it didn't show up anything.
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Are "What are some intersting Foo problems?" questions off-topic?

Two recent questions from one user What are some interesting calculus of variation problems? What are some interesting coupled harmonic oscillators problems? From my point of view these are "make a ...
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What is a community wiki? [closed]

I often see a comment that a questions should be a community wiki. What is this and how is it differentiated from a normal question?
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Interpretation of quantum mechanics

The wiki article on interpretation of quantum mechanics discusses 16 different interpretations. It is a subject that probably will continue to come up among users. And I personally think that the ...
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