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In general, how do questions and answers become community wiki owned?

Specifically:

Why do we have community owned anything?

Who decides what becomes community owned?

What type of questions are eligible?

What type of answers are eligible?

Is there a type of question or answer that must be community owned?

  • if you mean "community wiki", then this question has some useful information, and a link to the main stackexchange site where it's defined: meta.tex.stackexchange.com/q/2662/579 – barbara beeton Apr 6 '16 at 14:36
  • Thanks. Does this mean that my question is a duplicate? – A Feldman Apr 6 '16 at 15:38
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    if that question answers yours, then yes, it's a duplicate. but don't delete your question, please. if you looked but couldn't find the other one, that means you weren't thinking of the available search terms, and someone else might have the same problem. so leaving your question, but closing it, can provide another "hook" for a future searcher. – barbara beeton Apr 6 '16 at 16:04
  • When I searched I didn't use the word "wiki" and came up empty. To answer the questions posed I had to follow the links to the main stackexchange site answer. Does that necessarily mean that the answer is exactly the same here on TeX.SE? I understand that some aspects of this site are unique to the tex community. – A Feldman Apr 6 '16 at 16:27
  • @AFeldman: Questions can't be considered duplicates of another question on a different network. So, even though they may be exact duplicates, they can't be closed as such. We typically provide a short answer here with a reference to the main source (most like on Meta Stack Exchange). – Werner Apr 6 '16 at 20:36
  • @Werner In general, it seems to me that TeX.SE operates in a slightly different manner than some of the other SE sites. So I am curious what the TeX.SE take on this might be. – A Feldman Apr 6 '16 at 22:51
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    meta.tex.stackexchange.com/q/219/15925 is relevant – Andrew Swann Apr 8 '16 at 6:42
  • If you edit a question more then 25+ or something it becomes a CW. If you don't want that happening you can mention it to a moderator and they will revert it back. – percusse Apr 8 '16 at 8:10

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