I tried to mark a post CW, but I can't find the check box that used to do that. Has it moved, been removed, or is it just my head that's not on straight?


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It's not your head. :)

The Community Wiki option has been removed from general use and is now a mod-only option. If it really needs to be CW, I think the way to do it is to flag it for moderator attention.

Found the source:

2010-10-14: Questions can no longer be turned community wiki by non-moderators

from the in the Recent feature changes on Stack Overflow list which links to this post by waffles.

Update (just noticed this): You can still mark your answers "Community Wiki", which still means "owned by the community" with the same low rep threshold for others to edit (and no rep, only badges, for the poster).

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    \$\begingroup\$ The post makes a great point about CW being a dangerous/damaging option in most cases. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Oct 22, 2010 at 6:16
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    \$\begingroup\$ @SevenSidedDie: Yeah. It gets rid of the "should this question be CW?" question. \$\endgroup\$
    – yhw42
    Commented Oct 22, 2010 at 13:12
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    \$\begingroup\$ We had some serious discussion about that early on. I'm not sad to be rid of the question. \$\endgroup\$
    – C. Ross
    Commented Oct 25, 2010 at 15:48

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