When a post is turned into a Community Wiki post the original author loses the tag count values for the tags (i.e., a "python" post with 50 upvotes gives +50 in the 'Tags' profile section for "python"). But this gain is lost when the post is turned into Community Wiki.
Why is this the case?
According to this FAQ question:
The original author still gets badges based on community posts.
But this is not possible for class badges which are earned based on tag counts (bronze, silver and gold depending on how many upvotes one has in a tag). If someone has multiple great answers for certain tags and they are each turned into Community Wiki posts then that person is back to zero (in this extend).
I think we should have:
- 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 keeps the tag counts gained before their post entered community mode.