The wiki post feature is an all or nothing permission granted to all users at once, not specific users. If we could grant it to you and only you, we would, but the platform doesn’t allow us to do that at such a granular level.
Again, we can still work with your request, but as I mentioned, once we make a post a wiki post, anybody can edit it. Unfortunately, that’s how the platform works.
That’s a wonderful suggestion, but again, one that we can’t focus on right now because of existing projects.
We use a platform called Discourse, which we covered publicly since we launched in June of 2017. As I mentioned, this isn’t us trying to be strong handed in moderation or limited your right to edit when you want. This is a limitation in the platform itself, as far as granting unlimited edit access to the OP on specific posts. The platform doesn’t offer it, and we would need custom programming to bring this back. In the past, on the old platform called vBulletin, a plugin was offered by the broader vBulletin community that we used for this very feature. Unfortunately, Discourse is nowhere near as old as vBulletin, and as such, the developer community isn’t as established and plugin offerings are limited.
We’d love to bring this back yesterday. But there isn’t a plugin in existence that does it, and we can’t commit to working on it ourselves right now. The wiki post is the closest thing to a compromise at this time; it’s not efficient by any means, but it gets the job done. Any changes will be saved by the platform, so if there was an issue with an unintended edit, we could restore that change back quite quickly.
Hopefully that gives you a better understanding of our situation. If you have any more comments or questions, let us know.