What is a community wiki?



I am confused between a community wiki and a normal post? What is the difference between the two?


You can refer about community wiki in here. The points mentioned in the link apply to CodeChef Discuss as well.


@betlista : But editorial writing is a paid job . Are we not already rewarding them well enough .


@bit_cracker007 , @betlista : The top 5 contributors ( by karma ) are awarded codechef goodies every month . If editorial writers , problem setters and testers gain karma by answering things they are paid for , they get double award . Because for a current contest problem 100’s of people are interested and may upvote . However , a person who helps 50 different people in debugging solutions to 50 different problems may work very hard and still lose the top contributor goodie to a organizer who just contributed on may be one problem or two . I , however , do agree that some sort of feedback mechanism needs to be in place . So may be these organizers can get karma also but they should be banned from top contributor goodies for the month in which they have done their paid job . That way active testers , setters and editorialists who give us such nice contests will gain karma also , get feedback also ( by amount of karma they received ) and also get their cash award for the job and still keep the window open to other contributors to get goodies .


How many minimum karma points should we own to edit community wiki post in codechef discussion session?



Its 750 afaik. source

quoting it-

“Minimum reputation to edit wiki posts

Hope it helps!! :slight_smile: :slight_smile:


My opinion is, that editorial question should NOT be marked as community wiki, because editorial writers deserves the points when someone vote up the editorial…


Awarding karma is not a monetary issue. I think the editors are already privileged enough than other users in the discuss community. So, it doesnot matters whether we award them or not. If I am wrong anywhere please correct. :slight_smile:


In fact I think those two are distinct rewards and karma is also feedback to CodeChef.


Ok, but those people can be skipped in this list of top competitors to be awarded with goodie. I agree, that for long contest that can be a bunch of people, but my opinion is that they deserve karma too…


Was not aware. +1 for info!! :slight_smile:


@bit_cracker007: the question if it is a good answer to original question, both @vineetpaliwal’s answers are more or less just comments… :smiley: Maybe the correct thing to do is to convert my first question to separate question when we have such nice discussion here…


Yeah i’m agree, but how’s it possible to make the answers of @vineetpaliwal travel from one post to other?


I have such privileges, but I’m trying not to overuse those…