The primary goal of this site is to answer questions about SQL Anywhere.
In order to achieve that goal, more people, not fewer, need to participate fully.
One barrier to participation is the lack of "reputation points" awarded by the software: if you don't have points, you can't do stuff.
One barrier to gaining reputation points is having questions marked "community wiki". By default answers to community wiki questions are marked community wiki themselves and do not gather points. Even if folks remember to un-mark the checkbox (most don't) they might be reluctant to stand out as someone who is greedy for points.
And, AFAIK, you can't undo the community wiki setting.
Therefore, please don't mark anything "community wiki". It's a simple rule, and we don't need a committee or a discussion... what we need is more questions and answers about SQL Anywhere.
Reputation points are just money, and money is like manure. It should be spread around.
It might also be worth noting that questions can become automatically marked as community wiki if SQLA follows the same rules as StackOverflow:
answered 19 Nov '09, 19:30
Note that by "you can't do stuff" Breck is referring to editing other people's posts and voting to close questions and semi-administrative things like that. If all you want to do is ask and answer questions, there are no reputation thresholds for that.
answered 19 Nov '09, 14:45