I was hoping to find out how/why my question "what broker/feed/api setup allows for recording the most accurate data (cheaply)?" was labelled 'community wiki'?
Looking at other stackexchange sites I found:
When should a question be Community Wiki?
If it is a poll. This reduces reputation harvesting and encourages people to vote freely for answers that are not their own.
No other questions should be set to this mode or users will be discouraged from answering.
If you're trying to make a list of resources, your question should be community wiki. You should also request that people post one resource per answer so that it is easy for people to sort the list by voting up/down.
If it would be inappropriate for you to accept an answer (i.e. you know when you're posting the question that there isn't really an answer), then your question should be community wiki.
If you'd like to post a shoot-from-the-hip answer that you'd like other people to flesh out, or if you'd like an answer that pulls together elements from many other answers to make something more complete, you should make a community wiki answer.
Based on these I don't think the question should have been made a community wiki. I can understand how it might look like my intention was list-making or polling, but it wasn't. My intention was to find the most accurate data setup, which I think I did (exception institutional setups).
Can someone explain?
@robert et al.
Sorry if that seemed like a statement. I was hoping to engage discussion. I agree with the criteria just not with it's application. Especially in light of many other questions which seem much more in the way of 'lists' but which are not labelled community wikis. See, e.g., this question and this one. Also, compare my question to this question, which is a similar topic but which instead asks for individual experiences.