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asked 2012-08-17 05:11:43 +0200mkraft
Can someone explain what the following means?
"community wiki (karma is not awarded & many others can edit wiki post)"
I don't understand what the intent of that is as an option for a message post.
answered 2012-08-17 12:45:54 +0200cloph
Since a wiki is usually edited by a couple of different people, over a longer period of time, it is impossible for the system to judge who actually wrote the part that make people upvote or downvote the article (be it a question or answer).
So to keep things simple it just won't give karma points to wiki-posts. I.e. if people upvote a wiki-article, the user won't get any karma for it, as the cited line tells.
If a regular article is upvoted, the author gains karma points for providing something that is helpful to others.
answered 2012-08-17 21:13:15 +0200mkraft
If a regular article is upvoted, [. . . etc]
Thanks. What is a "regular" article? (A post that doesn't ask a question?)
If I understand that and the rest of your reply correctly, one won't want to choose the "community wiki" option (i.e., he/she will leave it unchecked) if his/her post is a 'question' rather than some form of 'informative' post that's intended to be an analog of a Wikipedia entry (one in this case related to LibreOffice).
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Asked: 2012-08-17 05:11:43 +0200
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