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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 ...
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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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 ...
Alex M.'s user avatar
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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. ...
quid's user avatar
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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 ...
hardmath's user avatar
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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 ...
Daniel Fischer's user avatar
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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 ...
hardmath's user avatar
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