When I have a question or answer that is getting a few downvotes and I come to realize it is a bad post, but that it should not be deleted, I will commonly edit the post to be community wiki so I stop losing rep on it.

My question is, if a question had +5 votes before being marked community wiki, after marking it CW do these votes get reassigned to the Community user(and thus, you would lose 5 votes during a recalc)?

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No. All votes before the CW switch still count.



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