Can I get a better explanation as to what a community wiki is? I can't seem to find a good definition on the site or FAQs.

(If we don't want this question mixed into the homebrewing vibe of questions please feel free to delete it.)


  • Can you precede the title with [meta] please? Commented Jan 6, 2010 at 20:12
  • What does teh [Meta] do?
    – brewchez
    Commented Jan 7, 2010 at 12:58
  • Designates the question as site related, not beer related Commented Jan 7, 2010 at 15:06

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From my understanding, a Community Wiki question is a question that has no distinct "best answer". It's more subjective or informative. For example, Methods of Fermentation Temperature Management can have many answers, and many methods for each answer. This is more of an informational gathering topic than something like How do I clean a sankey pump?, which, while there are many possible answers, is a pretty straight forward question.

So I guess, in a more concise form:

Questions are reserved for direct Question - Answer formats.

Community Wikis are reserved for information gathering and sharing formats.

Does that make sense?

  • makes sense enough, I'll give it a try.
    – brewchez
    Commented Jan 7, 2010 at 12:57

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