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The accepted answer neglects an important feature of community-wiki questions: they do not confer reputation on the asker. This is an important feature, because some users do not want to gain lots of reputation for questions which tend to be high-traffic and highly upvoted but (often) convey less subject-area acumen. On many other sites, questions are ...


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(This is not an answer to the discussion prompt, but a suggestion on how to proceed following said discussion.) I have converted the question to CW in the interim. The question can now be handled by the usual community reopen vote/review process. If you believe the question has sufficient value to be kept around, you can vote accordingly. If you previously ...


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Your answer was automatically marked as Community Wiki because you answered a Community Wiki question. See How does a post become a Community Wiki post? in this answer.


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I am personally against the community wiki (although as a mod, I will do what people vote for). My reasoning is that there is variation with countries, universities and schools, making "correct" answers difficult. Verification of the data will also be difficult. Further, the salaries will change over time which means each answer will need to be consistently ...


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This is an answer to the discussion prompt :) /takes off mod hat/ Also, this post is my opinion, not some dictate of policy or anything like that. I am not in favor of reopening the question under consideration. I am in favor of using CW to keep otherwise unsuitable posts very, very rarely, when a question and its answers are expected to be very broadly ...


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