Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

I asked a question on Stack Overflow, which was migrated: Android: how to force browsers not to reload recently seen page after resume But before the migration I got 2 downvotes, which I still have in Stack Overflow. I think that should be deleted or migrated as well.

share|improve this question
up vote 7 down vote accepted

Downvotes do not follow a migration, that's by design and the reasoning is that your question is starting a new life on a new site. Upvotes on the other hand do follow the migration, and the reasoning for this, I'm guessing, is that we are just that nice.

The downvoted & closed version of your question will be deleted eventually, when that happens you will get back your reputation (again, we are that nice ;).

share|improve this answer
I can see my question at my SO summary page, but when I click on, it is opened on the new site. So does that mean the question still exist? – laplasz Sep 24 '12 at 13:20
@laplasz There are currently two versions of your question, one on SO and one on Android Enthusiasts. However, people visiting the SO version of your question will be automatically redirected to Android Enthusiasts, unless they add ?noredirect=1 at the end of the url. The SO version still exists, but it will be deleted at some point, either automatically after a month or earlier by the community. – Yannis Sep 24 '12 at 13:24
@laplasz The reason we keep both versions around for a while is that not all migrations are correct, there's always a chance a question was migrated to another site incorrectly and we need to bring it back. – Yannis Sep 24 '12 at 13:25
So maybe for new users it is a little bit confusing. so when I click on the question at SO summary site it should be called with ?noredirect=1. What do you think? – laplasz Sep 24 '12 at 13:31

You must log in to answer this question.

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