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I answered a question recently and it seems like upvotes don't contribute to my reputation.

I've edited the answer like 14 times so is it possible that my answer turned into a "community" answer and upvotes don't contribute to my reputation?

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See… – ChrisF Apr 25 '11 at 21:50
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Yes, after a certain number of edits by you and/or others the answer becomes community wiki and further upvotes don't contribute to your reputation points. This limit is in place to prevent gaming the system by bumping a question to the main page to get it some attention and consequently upvotes.

From What are “Community Wiki” posts?, "How does a post become a Community Wiki post?":

Posts enter community wiki mode when ...

The body of the post has been edited by at least five (5) different users.

The post has been edited ten (10) times by the original owner.

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ohhhh... that is lame! I kept making my answer better and better. Damn. – Hristo Apr 25 '11 at 21:49
@Hristo, I agree... this has happened to me several times. As a side-effect of combatting people who pump the system for rep, the system punishes perfectionists. – Mike Pennington Apr 26 '11 at 0:54
@Mike... thanks :) – Hristo Apr 26 '11 at 0:55
What's the rationale behind this? Doesn't it punish people for improving their answers? – endolith Jun 6 '11 at 20:18

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