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 ...
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.
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 ...
See What are "Community Wiki" posts? .
Yep, it will turn into CW at your next edit. Don't worry, if you want to un-CW-ify it just flag it (or reply to this post). CW is only when you want collaboration, just let us know whenever you get hit on the head with the 10-edit thing :)
However, try to batch up your edits, constant bumping to the main ...
When should I make my answers Community Wiki?
When you want to enhance the "wiki" aspect of your post, so that it can be a continually evolving source of good information through
When you feel your post would benefit from less concern about voting affecting the ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
You can look at the edit history (get there by clicking the time stamp on the "edited" block beside your usercard) and compare to the rules for automatic how community wiki works.
In this instance it appears that a further edit will tip your answer into wiki status.
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 ...
(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.
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.
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 ...
The CW scheme is just when you want other users to help in revision of your post. Not for formatting,etc. which is already done by the fellow users - but, for improving (additional information) of your post which shouldn't be normally done by fellow users. They can edit the post for clarification. But, they can't change the post by adding additional info. ...