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As to when a post automatically becomes community wiki the rules are set out here: Create Wiki Posts There are also several ways a question or answer can automatically enter community wiki mode. In these cases, we believe that the post is de-facto wiki: the body of the post has been edited by at least 5 different users the post has been edited ...


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Community wiki posts are explained in the help center here and on mother meta here. The search help explains that you can filter any searches for community wiki posts by adding wiki:yes to your search, so searching for nothing else returns a list of all community wiki posts.


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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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The locked and community wiki status of a question are completely independent, and it is perfectly possible for a post to be locked without being community wiki. An example of this is Creating an ammeter? (currently locked and attributed to MathsStudent). On the other hand, this doesn't mean that they're not correlated, and it is indeed true that many ...


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While this seems like a well-intentioned thread, there is already a comprehensive tutorial over on the Mathematics Meta Stack Exchange site, at MathJax basic tutorial and quick reference and there really isn't that much point in duplicating the enormous amount of work that has gone into writing that.


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As mentioned, this is because there is a convention that all resource-recommendation threads should be made community wiki in their entirety, as agreed on this thread. The reasoning is that the voting pattern on resource-recommendation threads is very different to regular threads, since the votes often follow the quality of the book rather than the quality ...


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While I really like the idea at a naive level, I feel that it's implementation would be difficult at best and perhaps practically impossible. The proposal is, essentially, to write the definitive introduction to relativistic mechanics - the one that somehow answers everyone's questions in the order in which they might ask them. I think that there are a ...


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Would wikifying most of my answers cause problems? Technically no; it doesn't directly cause any problem with the functionality of the site. But reputation is a measure of how much the community trusts you, and to that end it's useful to other people as well as yourself. So it is better for the community if you don't intentionally wikify your posts. And it ...


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For most other types of questions, we always say that you should make unrelated answers as separate posts so they can be independently voted on. But when it comes to recommendations, the voting is fairly meaningless since there isn't really a "best" or "correct" answer to such questions (Griffiths notwithstanding :-P), and in fact there isn't even much of a ...


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(La)tex is a extensible textual document format for mathematical symbols. Although it is huge, you need only to know a very small subset of it to be able to write real formulas in your posts. MathJax is a Javascript library what makes the Latex formatting usable in a HTML/Javascript/Css environment. The StackExchange site network uses MathJax on most of the ...


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Concretely, it was made community wiki because OP added the resource-recommendation tag, cf. the policy from this meta post.


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Nope. Why would you want this though? Either way, question-only CW will not be used for this. (For that matter, try not to use answer CW for this either, but it's not that bad a thing if you do)


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It's not that your answer was made CW, but that the question was made CW and that automatically converts all answers to CW as well. As Qmechanic says there is a convention that all resource recommendation questions are CW, and if you tag your question as resource-recommendation it will convert it to CW and as a result convert all answers too.


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I see that it is possible,. If your question is community wiki because you've edited it at least 10 times, or because at least 5 different people have edited it (as opposed to a moderator making it community wiki), then the answers do not automatically become Community Wiki. c.f. How much water must flow trough canal to maintain a constant ...


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