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when to make an answer community

I think that Answers-in-comments are not a good use-case for a community-wiki Answer. I would give the commenter an opportunity to answer on their own, perhaps by asking them directly to answer; if ...
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Is it appropriate to reword questions to make them more generic in prep to make them community wiki?

You can make many improvements to questions, but you should leave the intent of the OP as is. And diversity can be of interest as well. What you might consider as "The OP doesn't know what their ...
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when to make an answer community

I use a Community Wiki when someone has answered their own question but not created an answer. Sometimes the original asker treats StackExchange like a forum and updates their question to provide ...
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Is it appropriate to reword questions to make them more generic in prep to make them community wiki?

Yes, it can be appropriate to make questions more general so as to bring them to a wider audience, and use them as duplicate targets. As it says in the Stack Overflow blog post “The Wikipedia of Long ...
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Is it appropriate to reword questions to make them more generic in prep to make them community wiki?

Renaming the definitive question strikes me as a good idea; not only does it make it a better search target, but when someone finds their question closed as a duplicate, it makes a lot more sense if ...
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Is it appropriate to reword questions to make them more generic in prep to make them community wiki?

I think you need to be very very careful in doing these kinds of edits. I would suggest the default be to create a new question. The reason is pretty simple. Looking at your example, Kali Linux and ...
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