Since we are discouraging list or open ended questions (rightly, I think), I am wondering what would CW be used for? What kinds of questions would be a good CW in this site, but will not be closed?

If there is none, why do we have the CW designation?

[Edit] Please also refer to the discussions elsewhere, like:

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  • I think there have been some pan-stack-exchange discussions on this topic which should be linked to this question before we can progress with an answer. – hippietrail Sep 20 '11 at 16:23
  • @hippie agreed. edited my question – Louis Rhys Sep 20 '11 at 16:56

Please read The Future of Community Wiki:

Most of the time, you should be asking yourself “How can I improve this post so that community wiki isn’t needed?” Community wiki is like a cheese knife: it is a specialized tool to be used sparingly.

A really cheesy knife

Community wiki is for that rare gem of a post that needs true community collaboration. That’s when community wiki shines. If your site is teeming with community wiki posts — particularly in questions — you should consider the above points carefully.

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  • Actually, I was asking for a specific example to this site. But thanks for the link – Louis Rhys Sep 20 '11 at 16:50
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    There aren't any. Y'all just ain't cuttin' the cheese enough! – Shog9 Sep 20 '11 at 16:53

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