Is there a way to post answers without gaining reputation points but retaining the higher editing barrier (or "authorship" if that concept applies here) of an ordinary, non-community-wiki posting? I don't mean comments but full length answers, editable more than 5 minutes later.
Often it is desirable to answer a question but, as a matter of online ecology or personal preference, not participate (or even appear to participate) in the reputation system. The only way I have found to do this within the SE platform is to post an answer, gain $N$ reputation points, create a bounty of $N$ or more points for the question, and award it to others who have answered. This eliminates any unwanted points but is awkward for other reasons, such as pushing the discussion to the top of the board as a Featured Question and generally calling attention to the point transfer when the goal might be to promote a quieter, slower and non-competitive answer culture.
If there are other gain-free and CW-free methods available on the current SE platform I would like to know what they are. (Gain-free but not loss-immune is fine, such as an answering mode that is subject to downvotes in case of off-topic material.)