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This question was migrated from SO to dba.se a short time ago, and a user on our site asked if his 'favorite' star would come over with the migraton.

It turns out it didn't - but it seems to me it wouldn't be a bad thing if it did, especially (but perhaps not only) if:

  • the user is registered on both sites
  • the migration happened soon after the question was favorited
  • the question isn't closed on the target site

Is there a good reason why this does not happen?

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I'm guessing it's because there's no guarantee the user exists on the target site and there'd be nobody to link the favorite to, combined with the low payoff (nobody asked)... –  JNK Aug 28 '12 at 20:18
    
I wonder how expensive it would be to check if a question was starred 300+ times (can happen in cases of old questions, and we do on occasion migrate them to a new site if there's a compelling reason and coordination). Presumably, nobody thought of it, or doing it was ruled out because of logistics. Migrations used to be extremely fragile, but bugs related to that have not surfaced lately. Curious to see the dev take on this. –  Tim Post Aug 29 '12 at 5:06

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