I was doing my good SO citizen work this morning (revising answers to my questions and accepting them) whilst I noticed that my rep doesn't get increased with the usual +2 on each accepted answer.

What's wrong?

Edit: the question wasn't "Community Wiki".

Edit: the answer accepted wasn't mine in this instance.

Example: I just accepted Access to widget in GTK+ and no +2 rep.

Edit: no mention of the "accept" transaction appears on my "envelope" page.

Resolution: the answer provided to the question was marked "Community Wiki" and thus no rep is awarded for accepting one of those.

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    Wonder if they were CW. And if they weren't, how about some examples?
    – random
    Commented Jan 16, 2010 at 12:32

3 Answers 3


Were you at the +200 per day reputation cap?

I checked the database and you created and deleted multiple accepts on this post on 2010-01-16 from 12:14 to 12:38 UTC:

Access to widget in GTK+

Note that this particular post is marked Community Wiki by the author, so it won't confer rep.

All the other accepts look fine.

  • Not today but yesterday yes i.e. not within the same UTC based day.
    – jldupont
    Commented Jan 16, 2010 at 12:38
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    Ah! so if the answer is cw then I don't get rep... another interesting SO property. I thought this was only on the question being a cw. Thanks for the clarification.
    – jldupont
    Commented Jan 16, 2010 at 13:03

You don't get the +2 rep when you accept an answer under the following:

  • On your own question answered by you
  • Community wiki

One of your recent accepts was on a question you yourself answered.

  • Thanks but this is not the case here i.e. CW & my answer.
    – jldupont
    Commented Jan 16, 2010 at 12:35
  • The recently attempted was on this question: stackoverflow.com/questions/2072976/access-to-widget-in-gtk . I retracted my accept until I cleared this matter.... and now I have accepted it without my usual +2...
    – jldupont
    Commented Jan 16, 2010 at 12:37
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    @jldupont That answer was CW, maybe that has something to do with it.
    – random
    Commented Jan 16, 2010 at 12:54

You have recently received downvotes on three of your answers, that's -2 each. Might this have coincided? Or does the "+2" really not appear on your envelope page?

  • no: I have made that check... but thanks for your contribution.
    – jldupont
    Commented Jan 16, 2010 at 12:42
  • the +2 doesn't appear at all on my "envelope" page.
    – jldupont
    Commented Jan 16, 2010 at 12:44

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