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Since Community Wiki posts do not garner Rep for the poster, I suggest that we should be allowed to upvote (or downvote as the case may be) our own posts that are (or were made) Community Wiki.

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If you think something is worth downvoting, why would you post it in the first place? Your name is attached to your posts, man! –  Pops Jul 6 '12 at 16:34
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@PopularDemand think about a poll for a feature on a meta site, where one could potentially post both options. –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Jul 6 '12 at 16:34
    
Maybe it was fine when you posted it, but then it gets edited to the point where you don't like it anymore? –  Toomai Jul 6 '12 at 16:35
    
@Toomai that you can just rollback... –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Jul 6 '12 at 16:35
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I did think about that. First of all, polls are discouraged, even on meta sites. Second, if you must post a poll, you're not obligated to post an answer for the side you don't agree with. Wait for a supporter of that side to show up and do it for you. –  Pops Jul 6 '12 at 16:43
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By the time your post has become CW, you may not want to stand behind it any longer, and may feel it deserves down-voting... (Not that I've ever actually seen this in practice, it just seems like a theoretical possibility). –  Flimzy Jul 7 '12 at 6:09
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up vote 16 down vote accepted

I disagree.

The main purpose of voting is to separate good content from bad content.

The rep you can gain from those votes is just a side effect, so it shouldn't matter whether the post is Community Wiki or not.

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