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Community Wiki is a flag that can be applied to answers (and sometimes questions) which lowers the barrier for editing and prevents any reputation gain/loss from voting.

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How to ensure that upon my demise, ownership of all my contributions in the StackExchange network is transferred to Community Wiki?

I usually post under my real name, but for this question I don't wish to reveal my real name. A somewhat odd, but—my state of physical health is deteriorating rapidly—relevant question: How can I ...
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Canonical question on enabling shell-escape in different editors

Update I added the question: How to enable shell-escape?. Please contribute with an answer for your own editor or toolchain. Thank you. There are many questions where (part of) the solution is to ...
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Community wiki: simple and exhaustive explanation

In relation to a question already asked What does "Community Wiki" mean?, what exactly does it mean? I, for example, have not understood why this option exists. Am I already included in ...
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Using TeX to help others

On TeX.SX we can help other people use TeX and friends. But what are some ways we can use TeX and friends to help other people? Most users here, it seems, are typesetting research theses, articles,...
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how best to ask for help in adding to the "often referenced questions"?

having just looked at the umpteenth question about \left and \right in a multi-line environment, i checked the "often referenced questions" list to see if there was a suitable link. no, that's ...
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What exactly do we believe about Community Wiki posts?

Thinking about the concept and practice of Community Wiki more often than not these past few days as come to a head: what exactly does TeX.SX believe about community wiki? What questions count, and ...
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Can CW status be changed by a voting process?

Are there any open research problems in the world of TeX? It's been raised that this question is a big-list and should be community-wiki. Am I the one who would have to make it community-wiki, or ...
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Just curious, why did my answer get labeled as community wiki?

I posted a solution to a question How to mimic the behavior of \ncput* but without the unwanted opaque effect? which got labeled as a community wiki. I was curious why? And what exactly does that ...
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Is adding a Community Wiki to list scientific journal LaTeX classes of value?

I am interested in looking at and having access to the various LaTeX classes that exist for submitting manuscripts to scientific journals. Many are already on CTAN but there is no way to know to what ...
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Privilege: edit community wiki posts

Don't know if this is the right place to answer this question, but I'll try it: I've now the "privilege to edit community posts"; moved by curiosity, I opened the link to understand what exactly they ...
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Why are some answers CW, some not?

See this question about LaTeX in industry. Some answers are community wiki, some not. What is the rationale / reason?
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Proposal to revert CW status on the "universal float" question

I propose that the CW status of the question: How to influence the position of float environments like figure and table in LaTeX? be reversed (I'm informed that this can be done). I can understand ...
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Collecting FAQ on LaTeX in this site into a recipe book that is collaberatively developed by us

There are many questions that can be regarded as FAQ as follows: How to adjust column separation in two-column page? How to break column in multiple-column page? How to enlarge the list indentation? ...
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Wikification policy

Joseph made the qn Good practice on spacing CW, which was more or less within the bounds of Stack Exchange de facto practice before the Great CW Policy Change. It does seem kind of hardline now: it's ...
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answers for community wiki questions?

I have asked a few questions for which there are no single "right" answers. Accordingly, I have marked them as community wiki (or requested that they be so marked). Now every time I check my profile ...
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Are open questions like many Community Wiki questions on StackOverflow allowed?

I was wondering whether a question on the benefits of a TUG membership for students and people's experiences is something that would fit on It obviously has no real answer, it's ...
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What does "Community Wiki" mean?

Apologies if this is obvious, but I'm new here. I see the term "community wiki" bouncing around a lot and have no idea what it means. Maybe my reputation is not high enough to have access to ...
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When questions are converted to communiti wiki - how should we treat existing answers?

If an author or moderator would change a question to community wiki, already existing answers would'nt be converted automatically. Should we convert also the existing answers? All, or just the top ...
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How to manage big lists?

It has been more or less accepted that big-list questions can be useful and are welcome in the site. But I think we should try to define some guidelines on how these questions should be handled by the ...
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Which questions should be marked 'Community Wiki'? Which ones should just be closed?

This is one of the few things that always annoyed me on StackOverflow: people use CW as a kind of catch-all options under which everything is allowed. If there's any kind of controversy about a ...
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