What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 131 Stack Exchange communities.

I've noticed that Community is earning reputation from accepting answers:

enter image description here

Digging a little deeper, I realized all these posts have been migrated from some other SE site. So it looks like instead of having the OP earning +2 from the accept, Community gets it. For example:

This question was accepted presumably some time after it was answered, ie: after Nov 25th. But if you look at the OP's reputation tab they don't seem to be getting the +2 accept bonus. Community is getting it instead.

PS: I noticed a pattern of closing questions related to Community earning reputation being closed as a dupe of this question, but I think this is different.

share|improve this question
    
I thought for certain this had been asked before, but I can't find it... –  John Nov 29 '11 at 3:21

1 Answer 1

This is intentional, if the user doesn't exist when rep-changing content is migrated, it's assigned to community, so the other end of the change has no issues. This is also true for bounties when a user is deleted, etc.

If and when a user registers on the destination site most rep-related things are properly assigned to them on first login, this doesn't include all items though.

share|improve this answer
1  
Can't this be fixed by checking whether or not the user exists in the target site and then giving them reputation? I mean, it's already done with upvotes, why are accepts any different? –  NullUserException อ_อ Nov 29 '11 at 1:30

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .