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I posted the message below on the Askbot site a week ago, and it is still "awaiting moderation", although I have positive "karma" on that site, and previous posts, etc. I post it here, as I think this is getting worse, not better.


I am active on the LibreOffice Askbot site. Many "casual" users show up with a problem, and many post their questions as "Community Wiki" (even worse, I think, since Q&A at that link was posted), which produces this in the attribution label:

This post is a wiki. Anyone with karma >75 is welcome to improve it.

New users asking their questions as a "community wiki" inhibit the proper working of the site, especially:

they cannot get "reputation" from upvotes on their question, so fail to gain trust and privileges on the site; and the question (almost) always is NOT suitable as a "community wiki" (I have never seen one that was suitable).

One solution would be to make the threshold for posting a question as "community wiki" the same as the editing threshold, i.e., > 75. By the time users have accrued that much rep, they are able to appreciate what they are doing.

Even better if it was much higher, as one commenter suggests.

I posted the message below on the Askbot site a week ago, and it is still "awaiting moderation", although I have positive "karma" on that site, and previous posts, etc. I post it here, as I think this is getting worse, not better.


I am active on the LibreOffice Askbot site. Many "casual" users show up with a problem, and many post their questions as "Community Wiki" (even worse, I think, since Q&A at that link was posted), which produces this in the attribution label:

This post is a wiki. Anyone with karma >75 is welcome to improve it.

New users asking their questions as a "community wiki" inhibit the proper working of the site, especially:

  • they cannot get "reputation" from upvotes on their question, so fail to gain trust and privileges on the site; and
  • the question (almost) always is NOT suitable as a "community wiki" wiki" (I have never seen one that was suitable).

One solution would be to make the threshold for posting a question as "community wiki" the same as the editing threshold, i.e., > 75. By the time users have accrued that much rep, they are able to appreciate what they are doing.

Even better if it was much higher, as one commenter suggests.

I posted the message below below on the Askbot site a week ago, ago,* and it is still "awaiting moderation", although I have positive "karma" on that site, and previous posts, etc. I post it here, as I think this is getting worse, not better.

* Update: Finally approved and posted as of 27.04.2018 -- fully a week after posting.


I am active on the LibreOffice Askbot site. Many "casual" users show up with a problem, and many post their questions as "Community Wiki" (even worse, I think, since Q&A at that link was posted), which produces this in the attribution label:

This post is a wiki. Anyone with karma >75 is welcome to improve it.

New users asking their questions as a "community wiki" inhibit the proper working of the site, especially:

  • they cannot get "reputation" from upvotes on their question, so fail to gain trust and privileges on the site; and
  • the question (almost) always is NOT suitable as a "community wiki" (I have never seen one that was suitable).

One solution would be to make the threshold for posting a question as "community wiki" the same as the editing threshold, i.e., > 75. By the time users have accrued that much rep, they are able to appreciate what they are doing.

Even better if it was much higher, as one commenter suggests.