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I answered a Community Wiki question and I got up voted. Why didn't I get any reputation?

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This is by design. Votes on community wiki posts won't affect anybody's reputation.

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then vote don't have any benefit in wiki? just come up your answer? –  Am1rr3zA Aug 26 '09 at 23:03
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@Am: That is what he said. Yes. Perhaps you should read the FAQ? –  GEOCHET Aug 26 '09 at 23:06
    
stackoverflow.com/faq "Note that votes for any posts marked "community wiki" do not generate reputation." You'll still get badges. Note that if you earned any rep from it before entering community wiki mode, you'll keep it. –  LeakyCode Aug 26 '09 at 23:06
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CW posts are often used when there is no "Right" or "Wrong" answer, but when people might agree/disagree with a topic. Nobody wants to loose rep just because someone disagrees on a highly subjective topic, and nobody should gain rep because of the opposite –  Mark Henderson Aug 26 '09 at 23:46

This is from the FAQ:

(Note that votes for any posts marked "community wiki" do not generate reputation.)

This is a previous question about what community wiki's are suppose to be:

What are "Community Wiki" posts?

They were intended to not build reputation. Here is the answer information from that question:

Why have Community Wiki posts?

One of the goals of Stackoverflow is to be a continually evolving source of good information. Community Wiki posts help enhance the wiki aspect of the site.

How do Community Wiki posts work?

Community Wiki posts work by 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. Community Wiki posts are marked as community wiki.

Some of the key features are:

  • Community Wiki posts are owned by the Community User, not by any individual user.
  • A much lower reputation is needed to edit a community wiki post.
  • Voting on a community wiki post (up or down) does not affect any user's reputation.
  • 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.

How does a post become a Community Wiki post?

There are several ways a question or answer can enter community wiki mode, and most of these ways will occur automatically based on the rules of the system.

Posts enter community wiki mode when:

  • The body of the post has been edited by four different people.
  • The post has been edited six times by the original owner.
  • The post's author checks the community wiki checkbox when composing the question or answer.
  • The post is edited by its original author, who when doing so opts to check the community wiki.
  • The question generates more than 30 answers. In this case, the question and all answers will enter community mode, as will any future answers.

* note that the rules outlined above are based on observations; the actual behavior of SO is subject to change without notice, and may well have done so since this was last updated...

Miscellaneous

  • There is no way to reclaim your post back from community wiki mode. This is to prevent exploits and gaming of the system.
  • Rollbacks do not reverse any of the community wiki mode calculations.
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