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Two upvotes and an accepted answer is not giving me rep. Why?

  • $\begingroup$ I think it has to do with the bounty that costs rep. Netto rep gain is still negative, so it doesn't show up here, I think. $\endgroup$
    – AliceD Mod
    Jul 24, 2017 at 22:49

1 Answer 1


You made your post community wiki. Reputation gained by accepted answers and votes (downvotes & upvotes) are not awarded for Community Wiki (CW) posts. Only a moderator will be able to revert the CW.

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How do Community Wiki posts work?

Community wiki posts work by partly transferring ownership of the post from the original author to the community. They make the post easier to edit and maintain by a wider group of users, but they do not contribute to any user's reputation.

Some of the key features are:

  • A much lower reputation (100 instead of 2000) is needed to freely edit a community wiki post. 1
  • Voting on a community wiki post (up or down) does not affect any user's reputation.
  • Accepting an answer marked as community wiki does not affect its original author's reputation, and does not give +2 to the question author.
  • Bounties awarded to answer marked as community wiki give reputation as usual.
  • The original author still gets badges based on community posts.
  • The original author keeps the reputation gained (or lost) before their post entered community mode.
  • The original author still receives notifications for edits or comments on the post.
  • The user listed in the author box need not be the original author. Rather, it is the user with the highest percentage of authorship in the final revision, determined by the number of lines inserted or deleted, with a bonus (factor of 2) for the original author.

See here for more information.


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