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It appears that consecutive day counts are tracked separately between main sites and their corresponding meta site. How will the MSO/MSE split affect the consecutive day count on Meta Stack Overflow? That is, will we...

  • Carry the MSO count to the new MSE profile (so my 77 days on MSO become 77 days on MSE),
  • Keep the MSO count on the MSO profile (even though the meta site will be brand-new), or
  • Exhibit a different behavior?
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Will the new MSO site even have accounts when it is created though? From what I understood, everything is just being moved to MSE. So you would create a new account on MSO by visiting for the first time, which would get connected to your main SO account. I doubt accounts would be pre-populated. – animuson Apr 16 '14 at 22:48
This comment, it's user, it's user's data, and all it's user's posts are on the MSO DB, which will be renamed to the MSE DB, and that's it. – bjb568 Apr 16 '14 at 22:49
Oh gods, what if badges aren't migrated, and the awarding scripts run... – Emrakul Apr 16 '14 at 22:49
And this matters excactly ... how? – davidkonrad Apr 16 '14 at 22:49
All consecutive day counts are reset to 0 on both sites, and everyone loses their badges. It's the only fair way. <3 – Kevin Apr 16 '14 at 22:50
I actually kinda want that to happen, @Kevin. – Undo Apr 16 '14 at 22:50
@davidkonrad It does affect the behaviour of some badges. – Jeremy Banks Apr 16 '14 at 22:50
Now I get it, the "fanatic" badge and so on. Well, then start over. I did that. I was on 98 once, but then I had to go to Christmas with my family :) It is not catastrophic. You will get another chance, I would say. – davidkonrad Apr 16 '14 at 22:54
@davidkonrad - Yeah, I think I had gotten into the 80s once on Stack Overflow and lost it (I did reach Fanatic later though). It's not the hugest thing, but I was just curious. Thanks all for the comments! – ChrisForrence Apr 16 '14 at 23:04
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Carry the MSO count to the new MSE profile (so my 77 days on MSO become 77 days on MSE)

That. Your MSE profile will be your current MSO profile, with the existing record of days on which you've been active.

Your MSO profile will be brand-new, created the first time you visit the site. You will not have any record of having previously been there, because... in a sense... you haven't.

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Ah, ok! Thanks for clarifying. – ChrisForrence Apr 16 '14 at 23:06
"because... in a sense... you haven't" - dun dun dunnnnn (Directed by M. Night Shyamalan) – juan Apr 17 '14 at 5:35

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