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What is Community Wiki?

I see "community wiki" mentioned, and I gather it is the place we put questions that are interesting but are more polls or lists rather than those that have a right answer. But I can't find anything about community wiki in the FAQ. Where do I learn more about it? How do I find all the questions that have been so designated?


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This is the most canonical source for what are community wiki posts?.

  • Great, that is indeed the most useful info. Aug 8, 2010 at 3:08

Do a search for "wiki:1", like this: https://cooking.stackexchange.com/search?q=Wiki%3A1 a community wiki question does not award reputation for anyone involved. It's used to indicate a poll or big list where users can freely edit the question and answers with the intent of the question being a long lived resource rather than a specific question with a "right answer".

Once you see what the CW questions look like, you'll understand what is one and what isn't one.

  • Great, thank you! How would we go about having this info added to the FAQ? Aug 6, 2010 at 4:45
  • @Michael: It also has lower reputation requirements for editing. Another thing to keep in mind is that community wiki doesn't magically make crap questions acceptable. I judge many rather harshly especially if it's something I consider stupid or off-topic like "What's your favorite recipe?". Others I think offer a clear benefit, such as the cookbook one. I like this because, while subjective, it serves as a sort-of counter-balance to the off-topicness of recipe requests.
    – hobodave
    Aug 6, 2010 at 8:31

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