If your answer is accepted while it's not Community Wiki (CW), but is later unaccepted after becoming CW, do you still lose 15 rep for it?

I checked the answer in How do questions marked community wiki AFTER you answer impact rep upon recalc, but it only talks about votes. The FAQ on How does “Reputation” work? talks about how rep will not be affected from vote removals after an answer becomes a CW post, but it doesn't say anything about unaccepting an answer.

I've also checked out some other posts on this topic, including

but I haven't been able to find any answers to my question in those either.

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If your answer is unaccepted after it's made community wiki, you do not immediately lose the 15 rep. It will, however, be lost when your rep is recalc'ed.

This also goes for up/down votes affecting rep before a post is made wiki, but are deleted after wiki-fication.

We'll look at cleaning this vote deletion code up.

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    I always thought you kept the points you got before it was made CW, that really sucks. Does that mean that bobince lost all those points? Commented Jun 28, 2011 at 6:45
  • @Lance - you keep the points on active (i.e. undeleted) votes that were placed before a post is made CW. We're talking about votes that are deleted and should immediately remove their rep grants, but don't due to CW status. Commented Jun 28, 2011 at 18:16

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