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When I got the answer for I answered a question on one meta, and it got migrated to another meta, but I was not associated with the answer! it was that I had to log out of meta.SU and then log back in, and then magically the answer was associated with my account.

Why did I have to go through those steps to associate the answer?

What went on behind the scenes?

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The re-association of posts on login is an ancient safety feature, really in place for when you first register on a site, but left in as a fallback for cases just like this.

Why didn't your post associate in the first place? Because child metas aren't in our central account database, only the parent site needs an entry there...and this caused issues with the user lookup which goes through that route. This issue is fixed in a build rolling out in a few minutes.

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