Change author of wiki posts to encourage edits

We are using wiki posts in our community in a certain category. Still, people don’t recognize them as wiki posts. Instead of editing, they add additional information or corrections as replies to the topic.

I was thinking of ideas how to make wiki posts more obvious to users.

I actually don’t like that the wiki post is owned by the first author. Maybe this person hasn’t contributed most, maybe none of the original post is left, …
I was thinking of creating a dummy user “wiki” and make him own all wiki posts. This should make it more obvious that this post is not owned by a certain user. What do you think about that?

Anybody experienced similar problems? Did you find good solutions?


That’s what I was thinking as I read this. I don’t know if it’ll work.

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You could change the background of the wiki posts to a light green with CSS?

.wiki .topic-body {
  background-color: rgba(0, 255, 0, 0.1);

No need to change user, you have other way to encourage edits