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Please add deprecation message to "community wiki" checkbox

When one asks question or gives answer on this site, one has ability to create a "community wiki" post by checking relevant checkbox. The checkbox is labeled "community wiki (karma is not awarded & many others can edit wiki post):".

However, reading through many posts in this site, it's clear that new users are generally unaware if they need this checkbox, and check it very often when it's clearly useless (and even wrong, because this disallows others to increase their karma by upvoting their questions/answers).

Can an admin change the label text next to this checkbox to make it prominent that average used most possibly SHOULD NOT check it? Something like:

community wiki (karma is not awarded & many others can edit wiki post). Not needed for general use. Please DO NOT check unless you understand what you are doing!