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posted 2017-06-08 12:46:30 +0200

Only partial answer to:

I possibly made a mistake when I accidentally checked the community wiki box under my question, although I immediately reported my error under my question as a comment. (No direct link, because of Askbot does not give direct links to comments, why would it? That would just be too much good, right? So sorry, no links to comments.) I was said, sorry this will remain like this, we can't turn it back.

This is systematic in AskBot and mainly done to prevent Karma fishing users to claiming the upvotes done by other users that explicetly wanted to upvote because the question was marked as Community question and would not have done so if the upvote would have raised the OPs karma. Community Wiki questions regulary get much more upvotes than personal questions, especially when they describe a generally important but not OP specific topic.

Same effect for downvotes, many users tend to downvote much more on community wikis to express an opinion which they would not have done if it was bound to a users karma.

So once a question is converted to wiki, the rules have changed and contributions done while being in wiki state should not be associated with the OP anymore, not only for karma reasons.

Only partial answer to:

I possibly made a mistake when I accidentally checked the community wiki box under my question, although I immediately reported my error under my question as a comment. (No direct link, because of Askbot does not give direct links to comments, why would it? That would just be too much good, right? So sorry, no links to comments.) I was said, sorry this will remain like this, we can't turn it back.

This is systematic in AskBot and mainly amongst other reasons done to prevent Karma fishing users to claiming the upvotes done by other users that explicetly wanted to upvote because the question was marked as Community question and would not have done so if the upvote would have raised the OPs karma. Community Wiki questions regulary get much more upvotes than personal questions, especially when they describe a generally important but not OP specific topic.

Same effect for downvotes, many users tend to downvote much more on community wikis to express an opinion which they would not have done if it was bound to a users karma.

So once a question is converted to wiki, the rules have changed and contributions done while being in wiki state should not be associated with the OP anymore, not only for karma reasons.

Only partial answer to:

I possibly made a mistake when I accidentally checked the community wiki box under my question, although I immediately reported my error under my question as a comment. (No direct link, because of Askbot does not give direct links to comments, why would it? That would just be too much good, right? So sorry, no links to comments.) I was said, sorry this will remain like this, we can't turn it back.

This is systematic in AskBot and amongst other reasons done to prevent Karma fishing users to from claiming the upvotes done by other users that explicetly wanted to upvote because the question was marked as Community question and would not have done so if the upvote would have raised the OPs karma. Community Wiki questions regulary get much more upvotes than personal questions, especially when they describe a generally important but not OP specific topic.

Same effect for downvotes, many users tend to downvote much more on community wikis to express an opinion which they would not have done if it was bound to a users karma.

So once a question is converted to wiki, the rules have changed and contributions done while being in wiki state should not be associated with the OP anymore, not only for karma reasons.