Set "karma" threshold for asking question as "community wiki"

asked 2018-04-21 10:41:02 -0500

dajare gravatar image

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.

Info: Ask.libreoffice.org is currently running Askbot 0.9.3.

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Since my "karma" level includes the privilege of "making new posts", why is this in a moderation queue??

dajare gravatar imagedajare ( 2018-04-21 13:14:36 -0500 )edit