I'm a little sceptical about whether the incentivisation introduced by bounties is 100% compatible with the collaborative editing inherent in the tag wikis.
Presumably the mechanics of editing the tag wiki would remain the same when a bounty was in place, by which I mean that the wiki would be collaboratively edited by multiple users? (As opposed to each user being able to propose their own version, as they do when answering questions).
With a fat bounty on offer, isn't there a reasonable chance that the collaborative editing would in fact not be collaborative at all and degenerate into an edit war?
Consider two users, A and B:
- User A makes a great edit to a tag wiki
- User B arrives and decides to cull user A's contribution, replacing it/substantially changing it in an effort to bag the bounty
- User B would not be happy with this and would roll back user A's edit and/or substantially re-edit in kind
I'm not suggesting that we'll suddenly have an epidemic of tag wiki vandalism. It might just be that two users have differing opinions on a definition for the tag and feel strongly enough to "correct" each other.
Meanwhile, other users might be put off from joining in; and the bounty offerer has the difficult task of selecting a winner from the debris.
Therefore I think the ability to flag a tag wiki to a moderator's attention would be a sensible feature if we start offering bounties on tag wikis, so that we can at least police the flurry of editing activity.