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There's no compelling reason to make this post a community wiki. The argument that it would make editing easier has very marginal traction I think, since anyone can suggest an edit and the Suggested Edits review queue is very fast moving (moreover, the person who last edited it to add their card does not have enough rep to edit CW posts without review, so it ...


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It seems to me that the only argument for making the question a CW is that it will be easier to maintain a list of card x drivers affected by this. Let's examine that. Of the six 12 listed currently, 5 were added by a 20k user, 6 by OP and just one was added via a suggested edit. One edit out of 7 revisions. That's not enough to argue that the post should ...


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"Community wiki" posts on Ask Ubuntu are completely unrelated to the coincidentally named Ubuntu community help wiki. This is sometimes a source of confusion. "Community Wiki" Posts Here Community wiki posts on Stack Exchange sites (including Ask Ubuntu) are a special kind of post where: They belong more to the whole community, than to ...


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That's the percentage of the answer that is written by that person, so I wrote 37% of that answer.


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I agree, but not for each chipset. Instead, go for the ones that are supported by a b43 variant, the ones supported by the new brcm in-kernel modules and the ones only supported by proprietary wl. Should come down to 5 or 6 "canonical" questions. See table here: http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43/#Supported_devices


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You can find all wiki questions by searching with wiki:1 set as part of the search criteria. As for easy access, I don't think it's really that important. Contents scores are more important than if is's a community wiki or not. People don't typically come to Ask Ubuntu and hunt for questions and answers, they come from outside searches, with a search query ...


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Community wiki posts have a lower privilege bar for revisions. Historically this was useful, but now that any user can suggest an edit (even if they don't have an account), I don't think this is an especially useful feature. In the case of canonical posts, we want them to be high quality because they represent our site, so I'm not sure whether the lower bar ...


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I think this is a very good idea. I stumbled across the same issue while trying to clear up unanswered (tagged installation) questions. This is what I found: Links with answers: Wont boot from USB, stops at SYSLINUX copyright Not booting from USB or CD (SYSLINUX Message) Links without answers: Ubuntu not loading from USB flash on HP netbook SYSLinux ...


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