Posts enter community wiki mode when... the post has been edited ten (10) times by the original owner. - What are Community Wiki posts?
Good users occasionally edit their posts to add new info, correct bad info, update the status, fix typos, etc. Many users make legit edits for legit reasons and end up getting their post locked into Community Wiki, ensuring they do no receive reputation for their improved post. A high edit count is more indicative of a user's editing habits than it is of the quality of the post. Can anything be changed to prevent the system from punishing users for improving their posts? Is there a better way to prevent gaming the system by edit-bumping posts?
Voting on a community wiki post (up or down) does not affect any user's reputation. - What are Community Wiki posts?
This post is similar to this one, but there are a couple reasons this should not be closed as duplicate:
- That question was from 2009, and can be considered localized in time
- Many upvotes were received since that was declined (now +60), begging the issue be reconsidered
- The problem hasn't been fixed!