tl;dr If the community wiki posts has proven its worth, provide an easy way (button) to original authors to disassociate from it.
The FAQ tells us
The original author still receives notifications for substantial edits or comments on the post.
This can be annoying and lead to unwanted consequences, e. g. like that edit war over an accepted FAQ answer. It's even more so when you never earned reputation through it, e. g. when you converted an answer in someone else's comment(s) to an actual CW answer. But also all answers to CW questions.
I understand and agree with the need to prevent abuse, like posting inappropriate answers as CW to avoid a reputation hit. That's why I suggest the following to ensure that the CW post was okay (bonus points if you find out where I got these numbers from). The "disassociate" button should only appear when
- The CW post has been visible for at least 60 days.
- The CW post has at least a score of 3.
We may not need to be so strict about bullet point 2, perhaps simply a positive score could suffice. It'd make it hard to abuse that system. The visibility part to avoid immediate deletion and undeletion, for sure.
I know, it would be some work for the developers, but I believe it would be a slight improvement for users and CW in general (makes the option of contributing useful CW content more appealing).
What do you think about the idea and its implementation?