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Do migrated questions migrate reputation and badges?

I posted a reply to a question that got migrated to a site I don't have an account with. My answer was accepted as right but I don't see any reputation change?

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That doesn't cover what happens when it gets moved to a site which the user doesn't have an account with. –  Celeritas Jul 22 '12 at 21:29
Now it does. :) –  animuson Jul 22 '12 at 21:43

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If you create an account on the new site - using the same OpenID as your existing accounts so that they get associated properly - your new account will get the reputation from any up-votes or acceptances.

In the meantime the reputation is held in "limbo" and not assigned to any account.

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is there an ammount of time it is held in limbo for? –  Celeritas Jul 22 '12 at 21:26
@Celeritas - As far as I know there's no time limit. But what's stopping you just creating an account? –  ChrisF Jul 22 '12 at 21:27
I don't think I'd ever use it. –  Celeritas Jul 22 '12 at 21:28
@Celeritas then why do you care whether the rep gets credited to the anonymous account that was created for you? –  Aaron Bertrand Jul 22 '12 at 21:33
I'm not sure I understand what you mean. Obviously I'd prefer the rep to go to an account I have, ideally the one I replied with. –  Celeritas Jul 22 '12 at 21:49
Rep is only valid on the site where the question exists. If the question gets migrated, the rep goes with it, whether you decide to follow it or not. –  Aaron Bertrand Jul 22 '12 at 22:05

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