With Comprehensive guide to mining testnet ether there were 3 close votes for it being off-topic. It's hard to understand why it would not be on-topic. How should it be dealt with? Some options:

  • remain as is
  • convert to a community wiki now
  • convert to a community wiki sometime in the future. If so, when?
  • close as some other reason?
  • Just drive-by-commenting: I noticed a lot of close-voting activity recently, some of them I did not agree with. However, for this site it's a good sign for activity and strong user base.
    – q9f
    Commented Feb 15, 2017 at 15:34

2 Answers 2


I would say remain as is. While I see that the question is not very specific, it's very well on-topic and an actual issue the users faces.

In general, I think it's good to have frequently asked questions featured on Stack Exchange. This could be a good example for a canonical question on how to get testnet ether with all options available and strings attached.

Finally, I don't think we should convert it to a community wiki post unless the author wants to.

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    Candidate for blog project? Commented Feb 16, 2017 at 6:37
  • @RobHitchens \o/
    – q9f
    Commented Feb 16, 2017 at 8:38

As a matter of emerging policy, the Community Wiki setting has been all but deprecated. A user's answer should virtually never be forced to Wiki (to remove reputation or otherwise) unless it is explicitly set or requested by the author, and the ability to mark a question Community Wiki (with all its answer) has already been removed.

See The Future of Community Wiki


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