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Do we have/should we have community wikis?
Over at Software Development, I've tried to write a self-answered Q&A that addresses the by far most common FAQ of all time in the topics of C and C++ programming.
When posting it on SO, I would have made such a post "community wiki", meaning that I would up all claims & credits for the post and the rep generated by it and let anyone edit it and add further details.
The only benefit of doing so for me as the author, is that I will be able to use the post as a "canonical duplicate" target in the future and close posts pointing at the canonical one. But that might be frowned upon in case I'm partial - it might be regarded as if I use close votes as a way to draw more attention to my own posts.
While what I truly wish for above all, is to have a nice, detailed post that I can clobber down endless FAQ duplicates with. (A bonus if it is better and more detailed than the corresponding post on SO.) I'm certain that similar FAQs exist all across the various Codidact communities.
- Do we have the ability to create community wikis? I can't find anything about it on the site.
- If we don't have that ability, then should we have it?
I'm particularly interested in scenarios like the one above, to create canonical Q&A that can be used as duplicate targets. And not so much in creating general "good to know" posts/articles/documentation with a wiki separate from Q&A, for the reasons described here.
Update: We didn't do what I proposed here, but we instead created a wiki post type. See there for details. I wro …
Alternatively, we could just make a policy that it's OK to close vote posts as duplicates even when you are the original …
At a high level, given the proposed use-cases of canonical FAQs and Wiki categories, this sounds like a somewhat more ge …
I have no real objection if others want a community wiki (or whatever it should be called) post type, but want to point …