I'm a top contributor on Yahoo! Answers, and this is what I think Answers wikis should be like. They are already, too "simple", and here are some things I like added.
- I don't really think it should be like SOMEONE ANSWERS, THEN THE ANSWER IS ALREADY IT, but something like Yahoo! Answers does: multiple answers by the community. On my answers wiki, I noticed that bad answers are automatically 'it', which I dislike.
- The best answer chosen by asker/voters, similar to Y!A.
- ACHIEVEMENT POINTS AND LEADERBOARD, similar to the regular wikis, but not badges. Something like this:
|Answering a question||3|
|Asking a question||-5|
|Contributing to the site (once a day)||2|
|Voting for a best answer||2|
|Have an answer you wrote selected as the best||15|
|Blocked from the wiki (at least 24 hours)||-15|
|Unblocked before the block expires||Points returned: 15|
- Something like "community guidelines" for every wiki, with the basics already written by Wikia Staff.
So far... Comments please, especially from Wikia staff!
EDIT: I'm a top contributor on Yahoo! Answers in the "Classical" category and in the "Performing Arts" category. I have held the position for a long time. I have knowledge about Answers sites, and I hope you will take my thoughts clearly.
The badges are okay in my opinion. But I really think "medals" are more properly suited for the badges; we already have badges on regular sites, why not "medals" for Answers sites?
I think that many people "vandalize" the answers sites by inserting false answers and stuff like that, so if anyone would like to add additional information to the false answers, each user should have their separate answer, like this:
The answer is answer. $2 13:39, May 8, 2011 (UTC)
This answer is answer. $2 13:39, May 8, 2011 (UTC)
And Wikia would have a "new answer" button which will automatically ask the user to state their answer. The answer will go on the first available blank line and will have four lines (inserting one large line) under the answer, so if anyone disagrees with the answer, they can submit their own opinion. AnnoyingOrangeandClassical PianoGABS 13:39, May 8, 2011 (UTC)