There is a rep barrier to marking a question Community Wiki: the point being to withold it from people who lack the experience to understand the purpose of CW. However it seems to me that perhaps the barrier is too low because a few times now I have come across questions which are clearly programming related and answerable but which have been marked as CW. Here is the latest one, which triggered my question.
I know there is no way for the questioner or a random editor to reverse this, to prevent people toggling it to game the points system. But having questions wrongly marked CW is bad because:
- it blurs the ownership of the question. I have just edited the question I linked to (it had a shocking lack of punctuation) and now the identity of the OP is lost.
- the CW status might discourage people from answering the question because there's no rep to be gained.
So what, if any, action should we take? If we flag it for Moderator Attention can they un-Wiki it? Or is CW really a one-way street?