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Why was my flag ("un-make this answer Community Wiki") refused?

We don't un-wiki posts unless there's a very compelling reason to, and CW'ing to avoid gaining rep certainly doesn't fall into that category. Using CW to avoid rep loss on a post expected to net ...
Kevin's user avatar
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Should we make this answer Community Wiki?

We should not do anything. Per this question and the two answers, "no answer should be made CW". Sure, a user may choose to make an answer community wiki should they feel so, but it's never an ...
Gallifreyan's user avatar
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Should we make this answer Community Wiki?

My gut instinct is to say no, for the simple reason that the OP didn't just post a list of the current films and then abandon it. Since it was posted, they've made an additional 14 edits with their ...
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Is it acceptable for the community to use an answer as Community wiki when it is not marked as such?

This answer should be marked as community wiki or another one should be posted as such in its place. The thing is general practice with these sorts of posts in the past has been to post an initial ...
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Do we want to require CW answers on (any? some? all?) mass-ID questions?

In the case of a mass id question I think it is almost always favourable to have a community wiki answer that everyone can contribute to. After all one big comprehensive answer is always better than ...
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Can this post be un-community wiki-ed?

Done. But just FYI, flagging is probably a quicker way to go about this than a meta post. Moderators do follow meta, but raising a custom flag is the best way to contact mods specifically, and nobody ...
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What are the guidelines for marking an answer as community wiki?

The answer to the question "Should I make this post Community Wiki" is nearly always going to be "No". No answer must be community wiki The Community Wiki feature is a tool to ...
Jason Baker's user avatar
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What are the guidelines for marking an answer as community wiki?

An answer should be made community wiki only when it's such a collaborative effort that no single person wants to take full credit for it. If many different people have contributed comparable amounts ...
Rand al'Thor's user avatar
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What's the best course of action for my Hogwarts question?

The problem here is that your question is very broad and not a little dull. It's not unanswerable, but doing so would require someone to put in an inordinate amount of effort for a question that is ...
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Do we want to require CW answers on (any? some? all?) mass-ID questions?

YES! But evaluated on a case by case basis... Having been involved in asking and answering a few of these questions I find that there end up being lots of one line/item answers that can quickly add ...
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Do we want to require CW answers on (any? some? all?) mass-ID questions?

I'm not sure if this would be overkill or not, and I'm really only active on a few tags here, so if this suggestion doesn't fit, feel free to downvote to oblivion. I feel like these questions would ...
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Why was my flag ("un-make this answer Community Wiki") refused?

Does this mean I can now use the Community Wiki to avoid upvotes and downvotes on poor quality answers? No. CW does two things: Prevents you from gaining or losing rep. Lowers the rep requirement ...
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