I think this is an incredibly handy usage of Notepad++'s macro function. Is that criteria for making it a community wiki post?

How do I add "input" to my macro, to replace text in Notepad++?

  • What exactly do you mean by "adding it to a wiki"? Do you want to make your answer a Community Wiki post? Do you want to add it to a tag wiki?
    – slhck
    Commented Jan 12, 2012 at 13:50
  • yeah community wiki post, slhck Commented Jan 12, 2012 at 14:01

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This decision is entirely up to you. Making a post community wiki will result in the following:

  • A much lower reputation (100 instead of 2000) is needed to edit a community wiki post.
  • Voting on a community wiki post (up or down) does not affect any user's reputation.

This might make it easier for others to edit your answer, because it's now community-owned, and they don't feel they're changing your answer.

There are no "criteria" for you to decide whether you need to make something community wiki. You never have to. However, if you specifically want others to continue improving your answer, then by all means, make it community wiki, and leave a note for others to see. This would encourage contributions.

Note: I've made this CW myself, so we have a practical example :)

Note: And I've edited it, so there's that, I guess?

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