Answers disappeared when migrating to Code Review
Last week a question was migrated from SO to dba.SE, and one of the answers mysteriously disappeared. A few of us in the heap commented about it, but we shrugged our shoulders and moved on.
Today a question was migrated and it lost a comment I had made. (It was the first comment on the question, in case that has any bearing.) I know this happened on the SO side because:
- A reply to my comment sent me an SO comment reply notification (see below)
- A dba.SE mod confirmed that the comment was not deleted after the question came to dba.SE
So barring some hypnotic lapse where I may have deleted it myself, what happened to my comment? Is there any internal tracking about how comments get deleted? I know my comment was not offensive or off-topic - I merely suggested that the copy database wizard was broken and that backup/restore is a much better and safer approach.
Here is proof that my comment did exist prior to migration, and prior to the first comment currently listed.
Here is an example of where a valuable answer (IMHO) was deleted prior to migration.
You'll see that casperOne deleted the first answer 9 seconds before migration, and that the answer does not appear here:
There is no tracking like this for comments (so I won't even know when it happens), and I can appreciate that mods will have to make some subjective calls about comments from time to time, but I don't understand what criteria are being used so have no idea what parts of a question and its answers will appear on the other side...