Recently, I found this question, and it was community-wiki. When I went to the asker's profile (Nick-T), the question didn't appear anywhere; it had 676 votes and his top question that was showing up had 35 votes, so his 676-vote question should have been on the top. I don't know why, but I'm pretty sure I recall community-wiki questions at least showing up as the author's question.

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    They didn't ask the question: meta.stackexchange.com/revisions/19478/1
    – rene
    Feb 13, 2018 at 14:23
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    @rene then why is Nick-T's profile linked like it would be if he asked it?
    – Plqsmic
    Feb 13, 2018 at 14:26
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    Well, I was afraid you were going to ask that but IIRC it has something to do with who made the most significant edits to the post. Where the algorithm can be tricked to believe a lot was changed so it chooses an unexpected editor.
    – rene
    Feb 13, 2018 at 14:28
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    Found the explanation of how the usercard works for CW posts: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/190204/…
    – rene
    Feb 13, 2018 at 14:37

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Thanks to @rene, I figured this out.

  1. Nick-T didn't ask the question, instead, TheTXI did.
  2. The only reason Nick-T's name was there was because they were the most prolific editor, according to Tim Stone when he answered What does the % in the Community Wiki box mean?

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