A comment to this question mentions "community wiki":

You could always self answer and mark as a community wiki so people can just expand on it as more are found

Being a member for (almost) 5 years I've never used such a feature. How can I mark an answer as a community wiki and what effect does it cause?

A related question — How should we use Community Wiki, Part III (but it assumes the reader already knows what a community wiki is, and it doesn't explain the technical part "how do I mark an answer for it")


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What community wiki posts are is explained in the Help Center:

What are Community Wiki posts?

Community wiki posts are more easily editable by all users, and do not confer any reputation.

When you edit your answer, there's a checkbox underneath:

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You'll get a popup for confirmation, and the community wiki status is only applied after you submit the edit anyway.

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    \$\begingroup\$ More easily specifically means 100 rep, which is where the edit community wiki privilege is earned. There's also the symbolic part that it is less associated with the specific author, but that's not necessarily beneficial. \$\endgroup\$
    – Someone_Evil Mod
    Feb 8, 2021 at 12:51

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