Apologies in advance for not being able to get a satisfactory answer from reading all the related posts I could find. I may be way off base with my assumptions, so I'll just list them.
The rep system is intended to indicate the level of trust that the site (and its users) have in your technical skill.
* "Questions" that do not pertain to technical skills should be marked community wiki - one intended result being that someone particularly adept at posting popular joke/anecdote questions does not end up with a trust level equal to someone providing consistently high quality answers & questions.
The intent of the community wiki tag is to allow discussion that does not necessarily reflect techncial skill by taking rep out of the equation
I suppose I don't really understand why people are offended when questions are marked community wiki. While I find it fun and rewarding to answer questions, I'm not really invested in getting a top rep score - but I DO want to understand this more fully so I can moderate more consistently and fairly. I'm OK with being unpopular with those who disagree with the intent of the site, but I want to do what I can to make sure I'm interpreting that intent correctly...
Is it unrealistic to want everything that is NOT a sysadmin (on SF) Q&A post to fall under community wiki? Is my litmus test: "Will a correct and upvoted answer to this question accurately reflect an increase in trust for this user by the community?" too harsh?
[edit: I suppose it's the bold bit in particular that I'd like to paint in big letters on a wall somewhere - if it's accurate/realistic.]