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I just got a couple badges for this answer (made Community Wiki because I'm just expanding on a deleted answer, so I don't think I deserve the rep).

I'm the only person who ever touched this particular answer, so obviously in this case if there are badges to be handed out I must be the person who receives them. In general, though, a CW answer isn't going to be attributed to a single individual. So who is treated as its owner for badge purposes? The original poster? The person who contributed the most?

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The original author still gets badges based on community posts.

From the official guide What are “Community Wiki” posts?


Although the software makes some effort to show how various people contributed to a CW post, internally the post still has an "owner" (unless it has been disassociated). This connection is used for notification and for issuing badges.

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