Elegant ways to support equivalence ("equality") in Python classes

The question has not met any of the requirements to become community wiki. Oddly, the revision history now states that the question was turned into a community wiki question immediately upon posting, yet I don't recall having posted this question as community wiki; I'm certain I gained reputation points from upvotes and accepting an answer. Why is the state of this question different now?

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    I'm guessing you just accidentally clicked CW, or a mod did it within 5 mins of you posting it.
    – TheLQ
    Oct 5, 2010 at 15:31
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    @TheLQ: then the revision would say that it was gotgenes or a relevant mod who converted it. Oct 5, 2010 at 15:33
  • I don't know when this happened but it might have been triggered by yesterday's activity. Oct 5, 2010 at 16:18
  • If you look at your reputation report, do you see any rep-generating voting activity for that question, or is it gone?
    – Jon Seigel
    Oct 5, 2010 at 17:03

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I'm certain you accidentally marked it as Community Wiki when you first asked it. According to the timeline of the question, you got upvotes as early as the day you posted it. Your reputation graph from your profile page, however, lists no reputation gain for that question during that period. If you double-check your reputation audit, I'm sure you'll find post 390250 to be equally devoid of reputation change.

As a comparison, my answer here was converted to Community Wiki after it already received 4 votes. My reputation graph also indicates the 40 reputation earned from those.

The syntax is unusual, but observing a couple of other 2008 Community Wikis, it seems this was how Community Wiki was performed back then.

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