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What if a community wiki grows into a monster?

Disclosure: I am knowledgeable about data recovery, I do data recovery for a living, I am part of a group of 20 or so data recovery professionals with who I share tips, knowledge etc.. Please keep in ...
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What is the purpose of downvoting community wikis?

I was browsing for a solution to download files from a link into Google Drive and came across this answer, which is a community wiki, and has at the bottom of it the text EDIT: Please note that ...
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Clarification about bounty award allocation for a community wiki post

I see this "How can I visualize the file system usage on Windows?" and see it states that "One or more of the answers is exemplary and worthy of an additional bounty". I look over some of the ...
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Should we be copying other Stack Exchange sites Q&As so we can create "canonical" Q&As here?

Due to our broad scope we often have overlap with other sites on the network, in some cases it could be seen as useful to be able to close questions as duplicates of those on another site. This will ...
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User created Wiki answer without the necessary rep

In this question, this 1-rep user created an answer in a community wiki question. Normally, you need at least 10 site rep to post an answer to a Wiki, but this user doesn't appear to be in a ...
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Community Wiki article about shrinking Windows 7 for SSD

I would like to create Community Wiki question about shrinking Windows 7 for SSD drives. SSD drives become cheap, many people ask about this and there is no single thread about this. Today I wrote ...
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How do you find/access community wiki questions?

It is clear how a question or answer can become community wiki, but I can't find any documentation for how to find these questions to participate in answering them. I came across a few questions in a ...
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Can users with less reputation make one answer it as community wiki?

I am aware that users with 1 reputation can't edit the question, excluding the Community user, but have a look at this one including my answers all of the answers made by others were made as community ...
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What is the difference between a "community wiki" question and a normal one?

I'm rather new to this community, like the title says, I'd like to know what's the difference between a "community wiki" question and a normal one. And, is there a place where I can access all "...
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Answered my own question, now it's community wiki?

Answered my own question, now it's community wiki?! Reference: What speed is 'fast' and 'faster' in VLC? What's going on here?
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Old Community wiki Answer not an answer

Reviewing old posts, I came across this answer. My first inclination was to flag, not an answer. The designation as a community wiki threw me though. Here's the answer: So, after I create my ...
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OT: Community Wiki or Blog Post request

I was wondering if SU would support the idea of having a case modding contest of some type, NOT for reputation points, but for sheer SnG.
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Should I make my answer a community wiki post?

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++...
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How do I make the question community wiki?

How do I make the question community wiki? I don't see such a button
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Should we create a Community FAQ about diagnosing internet connection issues?

Internet connectivity issues are very common. Fixing them mostly involves several steps that should be taken in order to make sure where the problem lies, beginning from checking network settings, ...
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Should we have a Q/A on setting PATH and environment variables?

Questions about setting environment variables and/or the PATH are very common, I guess, and in most cases the answers are the same. There is a CW answer on how to set the PATH on Windows, but as far ...
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How can I browse questions with the Community-Wiki status / label?

I would have thought there'd be a "community/wiki" tab among the question tabs maybe like this: (source: 4micah.net) But alas, no such tab exists. Is there another way to search/browse the ...
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Posting Useful Information

Is there a place where useful information can be posted without actually asking a question? For example, while doing some research, just prior to asking a question on SuperUser, I found the answer. ...
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Yet another Community Wiki oddity

https://superuser.com/questions/16972/what-single-piece-of-software-do-you-most-admire-and-why/16990#16990 If my math is correct, (and I hope it is), if there are 3 people, each with one revision, ...
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Why is this not Community Wiki?

I just noticed that my question, Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer's hardware is still not Community Wiki after 11 13 revisions. It's odd because according to this ...
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Why answers or questions are converted to "Community wiki"?

Why answers or questions are converted to "Community wiki"? as one of my answer and one question are changed to Community Wiki.
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Create go-to CW questions for recurring topics on SU?

There are certain questions that keep appearing on Super User. Should we create a few standard CW questions to point to when closing? Here are a few topics that could use some standard guides, feel ...
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Should this popular CW question be unlocked to allow it to evolve?

Why is this locked? Should it be unlocked? There is no apparent reason or explanation for locking it. SU: What are some “must have” Windows programs? The fact that no new answers can be added sucks (...
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Should we curb down on "most useful" questions?

Possible Duplicate: Can we please have more strictness on SU? I know they're useful, but it's getting rather annoying. SU is overrun by all sorts of most useful questions. I wouldn't mind this ...
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SuperUser a WikiFest?

I don't know if it is the new breed of users flowing into SuperUser (I haven't done comparisons yet between the sites), or I'm just clicking into the wrong questions, but it seems to me that an ...
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Why was my question on Superuser changed to community-wiki?

How do I set up SSH so I don't have to type my password? It's a specific question with a specific answer. I thought community-wiki was a ghetto for "Must-have super-awesome for $FOO" type ...
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Reduce community wiki force threshold to <= 15 answers on superuser?

We are picking up tons of subjective posts on superuser.com so far. One way to mitigate this is to reduce the community wiki force threshold from 30 answers (as it is on SO, SF, and here) to 15 ...
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Does bounty apply to a CW question?

On this question the OP opened a bounty, however the question is Community Wiki. Should bounty's still apply to these questions? Edit To clarify I am trying to determine if the bounty will actually ...
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Super User attracting too many open-ended/subjective questions?

The top listed questions on the front page of superuser.com at the moment: Side Effects of Reformatting Hard Drive Must have iPhone applications “Must-Have” Firefox Addons? What is Wolfram Alpha good ...
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