I was wanting to see all posts at GIS.SE that have been flagged as community wiki. I found the solution here - it's an advanced search option:


IMO, the community wiki can be improved. This would be easier if the CW was more visible.

Additionally we could add a paragraph to the FAQ describing the wikification process. Many "List of X" type questions border on product promotion. I don't think we want to discourage these. Instead, maybe we could start some "List of List of X" types of wiki questions, and provide a link to it from the FAQ. Stakeholders of products mentioned in a list are not motivated by reputation. There needs to be an easier way for them to find the wiki questions though. As things stand now, it seems like many wiki questions fall off the radar.

For example, "What GIS Software is available?" could be a wiki question with links to "What Raster GIS software is available?", "What vector GIS software is available?" etc. Publishers of new software products would find the appropriate wiki question and list their product in it.


What if SE changed the site so that any mention of "Community Wiki" would be replaced with a link to the search of community wiki pages.

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    Could the site not have a link like "Wiki" beside the "Questions Tags Users.... Ask Question" to enable one to scroll/search through those that have been tagged as a community wiki?
    – user681
    Commented Jul 28, 2011 at 14:54
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    I was wondering myself what the community wiki checkbox does. I think that this feature should be documented in the FAQ and a link should be added to the header where it's easy to find it.
    – unicoletti
    Commented Sep 27, 2011 at 8:13
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    Why not put a 'wiki' link in the top menu bar next to the 'meta' link??
    – Roy
    Commented Jun 7, 2012 at 18:38
  • Any implementation of the feature request part of this question would need to come via Meta Stack Exchange and, I think be unlikely to succeed (with CW being largely out of vogue nowadays), so I have set status-declined here.
    – PolyGeo Mod
    Commented Jan 9, 2018 at 8:47

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As answered at Is there a way to search for community wiki 'questions'?

The correct way to do this now is wiki:yes (or wiki:1) and is:question

e.g. https://gis.stackexchange.com/search?q=wiki%3Ayes+is%3Aquestion

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