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Why was my question made Community Wiki?

You were not "robbed" of any reputation. More than just that, reputation is not the main point of the site. If you only ask questions on the site so you can earn points, might as well not ask ...
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Bounty on a "Community wiki" question - what will happen?

How does Community Wiki mode affect bounties? Bounties are not affected by community wiki mode. When you award a bounty to an answer marked community wiki, the reputation bonus will be awarded to the ...
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Should I mark my answer to my own question as community wiki and accept it?

On MSE, it is recommended to accept answers (even your own), in order to mark questions as "solved" (and close them). When you accept your own answer, you don't get the usual 15 reputation points. You ...
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Deleting a community wiki answer to repost it as a normal post?

As mentioned in another answer there is no need to delete an answer when you accidentally turned it into CW. Moderators can change it back to a normal post. All you need to do is get our attention. ...
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What makes an answer community wiki, and when can this be undone?

Currently, there are only two ways an answer can become community wiki: the author can do this by checking the community wiki box that appears below the post-editor box. a moderator (or some other ...
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Wiki and non-wiki posts

The main idea behind a Community Wiki (CW) post is that it has many different contributors. As a consequence a CW post: has a lower point threshold for editing (100 versus 2000). does not give ...
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Answering a Low-Quality Question with a Community Wiki Answer?

I think your CW approach is especially attractive in the second linked Question, "What is the determinant of infinity?", where you must explain to the OP that the problem is not sensible. The first ...
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A post once made community wiki cannot be changed?

Undoing a community wiki is a moderator-only thing. If you accidentally made a post community wiki, you can raise a flag on that post. Unless we see a reason why that post ought to be CW, we will undo ...
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There should be an option to see Community Wiki questions/answers in your profile.

The use-case seems marginal to me, so I do not see a need to have it on the profile, but if you want to know just use search: "user:me wiki:yes" will return all your CW posts; you can further refine ...
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Should questions about book recommendations be CW?

I was about to ask this exact question, but this question came up as having been asked before. I feel that it makes no sense that someone should be able to gain large sways of reputation for an answer ...
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Deleting a community wiki answer to repost it as a normal post?

Flag it for the moderators and ask them to convert it back from community wiki.
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Should I make this question community wiki?

Short answer: I don't see how making the question on main "community wiki" would help. The purpose of Community Wiki is not to answer your own question. You are welcome to provide excellent answers ...
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