Just stumbled upon a recent comment posted by Director of Community Development for the Stack Exchange Network (Robert Cartaino), it sounds like an official guidance to moderators:
Note to Moderators: If anyone requests removal of a forced Community Wiki setting, it should be removed without hesitation (unless the author set it for their own answer or other extenuating circumstances). – Robert Cartaino♦ 16 hours ago
I would like to learn a bit more about that:
- Is my reading correct and this is indeed an official guidance that moderators should follow?
- What about prior Guidelines for un-Wikiing? Does new guidance supersede, complement, clarify these or something else?
- How is this supposed to work, does one flag a post requesting the change or post at meta or something else?
- How is this supposed to scale? I just checked sites I am active at and there seem to be many CW posts: over 100K at SO, ~15K at Programmers, 257 at Workplace
- Does age of the post matter, if it's 3 or 4 or 6 years old etc? (I guess it doesn't but it won't hurt to ask)
- Are moderators supposed to un-wiki individual (flagged?) question/answer or everything that is question and all answers or this is up to them to decide?
Finally, I would like to better understand reasoning behind this approach. Compared to prior guidelines it looks much simpler, could that be the reason or there is something else?