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I just noticed in I need help! I keep getting lame answers at SO in the Active tab, but could find no recent modification. It seems the modification was the awarding of badges to the author.

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The modification was that I migrated it from Stack Overflow to meta.

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If you look at meta.stackoverflow.com/users/781?tab=recent#sort-top, there are four badges listed as awarded very close to each other. Is that due to the migration? –  John Saunders Aug 20 '09 at 21:56
    
@John: I don't think they really get transferred, but they do seem to trigger an event that calculates what badges should be awarded. Those badges are because the question got moved, though. I say they aren't directly transferred because I know some badges, specifically badges that are tied to number of page views, do not get automatically awarded on meta when a question is moved from SO. –  Bill the Lizard Aug 20 '09 at 22:53

Community will randomly bump topics to the top, even if they were inactive.

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Tom, I know that, but that's not what happened in this case. –  John Saunders Aug 20 '09 at 21:56

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