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Why do we lose rep when downvoting a community wiki answer?

The user does not gain or lose. Why should we?

For example this answer: Answer to Post Your Boat Programming Pics!

I am proposing not losing rep when downvoting a community wiki post.

With that -- I am proposing that in order to downvote a CW post (to prevent uber downvotes on bad answers) there should be a bigger amount of rep needed to downvote CW answers.


Update:

Changing this to a because I did lose rep for downvoting that answer, but now its mysteriously back.... what happened?

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Pics or it didn't happen :P. Seriously though, "mysteriously disappearing and reappearing rep" usually means it was something else or nothing and you misread/imagined it. Happens all the time ;) –  Matthew Read Dec 5 '11 at 22:19
    
Thanks @Shog9 :-) –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 5 '11 at 22:29
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just happened to me on the boat programming pics answer too –  Sathya Dec 6 '11 at 5:43

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I am proposing not losing rep when downvoting a community wiki post.

We don't.

I tried it to confirm. No rep change.

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hmm odd, yea the rep seems to be back for me. must have been some glitch. –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 5 '11 at 22:00
    
Might be Caching... meta.stackexchange.com/questions/114564/… ;) –  DaveShaw Dec 5 '11 at 22:02
    
Changed to a bug report –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 5 '11 at 22:02
    
Sorry, couldn't resist it :D –  DaveShaw Dec 5 '11 at 22:02
    
@DaveShaw :-P ha –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Dec 5 '11 at 22:02

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