A per the Community Wiki description,

The original author keeps the reputation gained (or lost) before their post entered community mode.

The original author can flag the post to moderator attention for re-convert the C.W to normal post, the moderators will take action on that.

If the Community Wiki status of a post is reversed, what will happen to the reputation of votes (Up/down) gained by the post at during its time as a Community Wiki?

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    AFAICT when wiki is undone, it's as if it never happened. So after a recalc, all those votes that came in the middle will be counted.
    – Mysticial
    Jul 12, 2013 at 6:57
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    Both the answers are differ from each other(personal experience), looks like mods should answer.
    – Azik
    Jul 12, 2013 at 7:23
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    I take back my comment. I recently observed this. The votes cast during wiki have no effect.
    – Mysticial
    Sep 8, 2013 at 19:54
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    Just to confirm what others said, backed up by me being a dev... If your post gained rep during CW, it belongs to the Community user. It can suck, but that's how the system works.
    – Oded
    Sep 8, 2013 at 20:10
  • @Oded FWIW it seems to stop sucking like that since June 2014: "we're going to automatically recalculate the author's reputation when community wiki status is removed from a post."
    – gnat
    Jun 21, 2016 at 9:24

2 Answers 2


The votes that were cast in between the period (CW to non-CW) do not have any effect on reputation even after the post is converted to non-CW.

This has happened with me twice and I am saying this from experience. The two questions were:


When post is converted to C.W. its votes ( upvote/downvote ) doesn't increment or decrements the current reputation.

Once the post is return to normal post from C.W. all the votes remains same. But if the person who has voteup/votedown the same post, click on the voting icon again then for that person's vote the reputation gets changed as +10 or -2. Meaning if I upvoted a C.W. post then during that time period that user's reputation doesnt increase to +10 but when that post converted to normal post and If I again click the upvote icon then that user get +10.

Based on personal experience.

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