Community Wiki answers give no reputation to the people who voted for them. They also don't give the +15 of acceptance if they are marked as accepted.

But does the OP (of the question) get the normal +2 reputation points when they accept a CW answer?

  • I think they do get the +2. Why not? It's still an answer. Commented Jun 21, 2017 at 12:21
  • @ShadowWizard we were discussing this in a chatroom and nobody knew, so this was posted for science. We'll have the definitive answer in another 5 minutes when I can accept Chris's CW answer.
    – terdon
    Commented Jun 21, 2017 at 12:23
  • Sure, didn't say you shouldn't have asked this. :) Commented Jun 21, 2017 at 12:24

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The questioner doesn't get a +2 for accepting a CW answer.

I have not been able to find a definitive answer, neither this answer:

What are "Community Wiki" posts?

nor this answer:

No reputation from accepted answer

help. They talk about is whether votes on or acceptance of the answer generate reputation for the answerer, but not whether the questioner gets their +2.

This answer:

How does accepting an answer work?

does state:

If you accept:

which implies that no one gets any reputation, but the linked question is the "What are "Community Wiki" posts?" one I mention above.

I'm marking this answer as CW as a definitive test.

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    Confirmed: accepting this answer gave me no reputation.
    – terdon
    Commented Jun 21, 2017 at 12:29
  • 1
    faq answer updated now. :) Commented Jun 21, 2017 at 12:37

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