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An upvoted question or answer earns +10. But if the author has decided to make it a wiki for betterment of the post or has been made wiki by the community moderators, then reputation per upvote is straight 0! This is a drastic difference.
There are several wiki posts where the original author has edited more revisions.

Proposal: The original author should be awarded +1 or +2 or whatever is deemed appropriate for every upvote on wiki answer.
As a good side effect, this will also help the author to know any voting activity on that post.
Don't have any specific suggestion for downvotes.

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    No, this isn't a drastic difference in my opinion. By making a post community wiki, you allow other people with <2k rep to edit it, adding more information which couldn't have been done otherwise, since it would deviate from the author's intent. Therefore, if many people had put effort to edit and improve a CW post, it'd have been unfair to give the rep of the upvotes to the OP - OP still earns the reputation from bounty. – double-beep Dec 29 '19 at 16:39
  • @double, to encourage other people to edit & contribute to a post, someone at least has to create a reasonably good post. For that effort, the author certainly deserves some royalty. When author wiki-fy the post, that itself shows their carefree attitude towards reputation. Let the system do it's bit by small appreciation. – iammilind Dec 29 '19 at 16:47
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    IIRC this was one of the most controversial aspects of the late Documentation project - one could make a minor improvement and then earn a small amount of rep for every subsequent upvote. A few early enhancements to highly popular items could net you upwards of 1k. – Robert Columbia Dec 29 '19 at 16:50
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    Most people creating CWs don't put much effort in the original answer and they expect other people to improve it by CWing it. OPs are rewarded by getting bounties as I mentioned above. See also stackoverflow.blog/2011/08/19/the-future-of-community-wiki, What are "Community Wiki" posts? – double-beep Dec 29 '19 at 16:50
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    @Robert, this question is not about reputation award to editors, but the original author. I am not much aware & never did contribute to that documentation project. – iammilind Dec 29 '19 at 17:03
  • @iammilind What about a small gain of reputation at the point of making a post community wiki (+1 would be fair IMO) once? For the DV conditions this could be still protected. – πάντα ῥεῖ Dec 29 '19 at 19:07
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In my opinion, this is not a drastic difference.

When you post a normal answer, you put some effort in it. No one can make an edit to it to add more information because it would deviate from the original intent of the post and wouldn't preserve your goals. If the effort you put is small, then your answer would be downvoted and you'll lose reputation. If it's big, it'll be upvoted, and you'll earn reputation. And that's fair because YOU are the author of the post and responsible for the possible reputation change.

However, posting a Community Wiki answer is like saying 'I post an answer to help the asker. I know this answer is not the best and that it can be improved, so I am going to let <2k rep users to edit it'. This way, drastic changes can be done without being rollbacked from both high-rep and low-rep users. So, if many people edit the post, wouldn't it be unfair if reputation from upvotes go to the original poster? Yes. In addition, people create CW posts to add a comment as an answer. However, since the answer isn't theirs, they renounce its ownership turning it into a Community Wiki.

Therefore, that's why you don't earn reputation from upvotes and accept votes if you are the OP of a CW post. You are rewarded, however, by earning the reputation from bounties offered.

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    Not always true. I have made community wikis to preserve an answer given as a comment where the person leaving the comment doesn't want to turn it into an answer themselves (or I leave a note saying for them to leave a comment if they want to post it later as an answer and I will delete wiki). I agree, however, that rep shouldn't be earnt on wikis. – user371773 Dec 29 '19 at 23:54
  • "No one can make an edit to it to add more information" that's not true. I've had people edit my Answers to add and remove whole sections. Some of that was approved by reviewers and I had one edit completely change what my Answer was. Also, with +2k rep, edits don't even go through review, so only someone going through the history would know the difference. – computercarguy Dec 31 '19 at 17:14
  • @computercarguy well, that's wrong. If people disagree with your answers they should comment. If they want to add to your answer they should answer the question. – double-beep Dec 31 '19 at 17:55
  • @double-beep-ReinstateMonica, well, some people don't follow the rules, while others decided to make changes I didn't want to make that would have changed the intent of my Answer, including specific words I used. The one I can remember that completely changed my Answer was reverted by a reviewer and the editor scolded for making such a vast change while also told to make their own Answer. I've lived long enough to know there's a difference between "should" and "is". – computercarguy Dec 31 '19 at 18:11

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