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Turning question with answers into community wiki?

I can't find the way to turn a question of mine into a wiki (the help says to check the check-box under the main frame when editing. As I'm not going blind any time soon (I hope) I can surely say ...
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Asking questions which should be given Community Wiki status?

I know that questions can be flagged as community wikis if there isn't necessarily a solid answer for them. Is it generally frowned upon to ask a question which I know should be a community wiki? ...
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Using historical lock on particular highly upvoted community wiki question that would be closed if asked today?

Our most highly upvoted question on Main is What Makes a Map Beautiful? and it has previously been discussed in two questions here on Meta: Should older questions not meeting current standards be ...
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Who can edit Wiki Answer locked posts?

While searching for comparisons between Javascript Mapping frameworks, I keep being linked back to this question: How do various JavaScript mapping libraries compare? Which, before it was locked, had ...
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Concern about recent closures of community wiki questions

Taking a look at the highest-voted community wiki questions, it appears lot of them have been recently closed, which is concerning to me, as these are (IMO) some of the most useful questions on the ...
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Why is "How to install GDAL with Python on windows?" CW?

I'm wondering why Installing GDAL with Python on windows? is a community wiki. I might be missing something but I currently don't see a reason. Could it simply have been a mistake?
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Why is this post marked as Community Wiki?

It seems that this post has been marked as Community Wiki. I'm assuming that was done by mistake. Is there a way to change it back? It seems like a valid question to me, worthy of the answerer to ...
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Why is a User's Reputation Not Shown in Community Wikis?

I was just wondering why a user's reputation and badges aren't shown when a question becomes a community wiki. Is it for space-saving? Or is there another reason? I understand that wiki's do not ...
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How do you remove a community wiki tag that I clicked on by accident

If I made a mistake and checked the "community wiki" flag by mistake when answering a question. How do I remove that and leave it as my answer? Would that give me my points back? :)
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Flagging as Community Wiki

I have read many meta posts on Community Wiki's in this forum and stackoverflow's meta and I was curious as to why this post had been flagged within seconds of its post and the following ones haven't. ...
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Guidelines on accepting answers for 'list of x' community wikis?

I thought it was strange to still have a cw question with an accepted answer option, but it appears this topic has been discussed on I do like the suggestion of having the ...