This is the post that got upvoted, you'll see that it links to an answer marked "community wiki". I don't think this is the first time I've noticed it, but I haven't done research to show other examples. Is this a bug? I think it is. The StackOverflow FAQ says:

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

Edit: to be clear, I did see my reputation go up (and no other upvotes to connect with it), so it's not just an error in reporting on the "mail icon" page.

Edit again: I don't think the 16 hours thing is accurate. My answer has no revision history. The parent question was made community wiki on Dec 26.

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    I think this is the answer the question is about: stackoverflow.com/questions/242293/242321#242321 Commented Aug 23, 2009 at 18:32
  • Yes, and that one---according to the tooltip---has only been CW for 16 hours.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Aug 23, 2009 at 18:35
  • Didn't realize the recent page is private, edited with new link. Commented Aug 23, 2009 at 18:39
  • Jeff, you marked it as by design, but I still don't understand. Is it by design that I got rep for a wiki post? Or is the 16 hours accurate? What's up? Commented Aug 26, 2009 at 16:48

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The post was made a community wiki after you received your reputation. Your answer was on 28-Oct and the community wiki conversion was done on 8-Dec.

When using the moderator tools or when the Community user converts a question to a wiki question, the answers are also converted without any revision history.

However it would require an SO moderator to confirm whether it was this that made the reputation go up.

  • I didn't change it to community wiki. If I remember correctly, one cannot switch another's posts to community wiki. Commented Aug 23, 2009 at 18:38
  • Er rather, I didn't change it to community wiki 16 hours ago. I thought that I did well before that, but I can't demonstrate that of course. Commented Aug 23, 2009 at 18:38
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    Moderator's (including the community user) can. Commented Aug 23, 2009 at 18:40
  • The complete question was changed according to the edit history available here: stackoverflow.com/revisions/242293/list Commented Aug 23, 2009 at 18:40

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