I think one of the best things in the release of Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview is Cortana.

It has a lot of ways to respond the user and in many funny ways.

Now we have this question:

What "funny" questions can Cortana answer?

I like to know this things but is somewhat against our FAQ.

But I think in this particular case we should just transform it in a community wiki and let the people enjoy.


I read about What is community wiki I came accross this line:

Community wiki should never be used as a get out of jail free pass for joke and fun questions.

And that line linked to the article joke and fun questions and there is stated:

I think some members of the community have gotten the idea that Stack Overflow is strictly business — unless your question fits our rules exactly to a T, it is absolutely disallowed. That, here on Stack Overflow, we hate “fun”.

This is not entirely true.

In my mind, there are three broad guidelines that determine whether a question is appropriate for Stack Overflow:

  1. Does this question match the criteria provided in the Stack Overflow FAQ?

  2. Is this question accepted by the community, as reflected in upvotes, favorites, views, and answers?

  3. Does this question teach me anything that could make me better at my job? Can I learn something from it?


On Stack Overflow, contrary to popular opinion, we don’t hate fun. But only a certain amount of fun will be tolerated

So if I can vote I vote for leaving that question as is. That means no community wiki and no closing.

(for better formatting the answers one can use (suggest) EDIT)

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    Yeah, so obviously 2 & 3 are applicable to the Cortana question.
    – row1
    Apr 18 '14 at 8:14
  • Thanks, that was my point.
    – jumbo
    Apr 18 '14 at 8:27

Yes, I think converting it to a wiki is a good option. It already has 6 answers that you have to scroll though. Having a single answer would be much better.

  • 3
    Actually you will end up scrolling too. Since if we merge them they will have the same size. Apr 17 '14 at 11:04
  • 1
    Setting community wiki doesn't decrease the number of answers, from what I've seen in the past; and there is a minimum reputation required to edit those posts anyway, which would be less inclusive (after all, it already shows a large number of views)
    – Rowland Shaw Mod
    Apr 17 '14 at 11:16
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    Ahh right, I thought it might merge the answers (either automatically or manually).
    – row1
    Apr 17 '14 at 11:50

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