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

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Failure in CV to account for upvotes

I received two upvotes and an answer check on a response to an OPs question but the CV system failed to register them. Here is a link to this: Text to read to prepare for course in advanced data ...
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Should I edit a Community Wiki answer that seems wrong?

This answer just seems plain wrong to me. http://stats.stackexchange.com/a/501/39632 The question states that there are more features than observations, so backwards stepwise selection (which would ...
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What is and what should be our policy on making questions community wiki?

This recent question has just been converted into a community wiki (CW): When (if ever) is a frequentist approach substantively better than a Bayesian? I understand that the idea behind converting ...
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CrossValidated should not use C.W. as a rep-denial mechanism or for “soft-close”

I've noticed that community wiki status is sometimes applied forcibly to posts that moderators judge are not quite a good fit for this site -- too broad, too open-ended, or too likely to attract ...
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Should all “book recommendation” questions be classified as community wiki?

Firstly, my opinion about book(or other material) recommendation question is: they are very positive and useful! Recently I came across with a question that was asking for book recommendation in an ...
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How to find community wiki

I know it is stupid question, but honestly, I can't find any link that would point me there. Maybe it doesn't exist in a way I expect it to find? Maybe there is no wiki per se, and one makes entry ...
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Clustering picture gallery

This is a proposed community wiki to collect pictures of unsupervised clustering of data sets, e.g. k-means and ANN, approximate nearest neighbors. Both pictures of clusters themselves, and diagrams ...
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Accepting answers on Community Wiki (potentially big-list) questions

Although the exact meaning of community wiki on stats.SE is not completely decided, it seems like the intention is that it should mostly be used for things that don't really have definite answers, ...
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What is community wiki?

We have somewhat of an on-going problem in that "community wiki" is not perfectly defined (and even so far as it is defined in the stackoverflow world, it's conceivable that it should have a different ...