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Why has this question been migrated so many times into Meta ?
Extra votes to migrate lead to multiple posts

Look at the meta homepage right now. You'll see a ton of duplicate questions. Now here's the weird thing. These duplicate questions were migrated from a single SO question

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2915563/stackoverflow-reputation-repercussions-closed is the SO link

http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/51294/stackoverflow-reputation-repercussions is one of the Meta links

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marked as duplicate by Tyler Carter, sth, Jon Seigel, Joel Coehoorn May 26 '10 at 18:33

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

    
Dupe: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/51309/… – Pops May 26 '10 at 18:25
    
@Pop was that one created before mine? Both were in the same minute – Earlz May 26 '10 at 18:27
    
This is the earliest: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/51307/… – Jon Seigel May 26 '10 at 18:28
    
@Earlz: Your question 18:24:16, the other question 18:24:02. Well within honest dupe limits. But I thought they should be merged. Seems like this is being sorted out by the community now, though. – Pops May 26 '10 at 18:33
    
@Pop Demand - Well the earliest question wasn't around when I posted mine. Voted to close mine anyway. Talk about making mess of a mess! – Sathya May 26 '10 at 18:34
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Now we have to start posting questions about all the questions that were posted about the duplicate questions. – gnostradamus May 26 '10 at 18:38
    
@Earlz @Essjaaay @gnovices All I wanted to do was head off a branched discussion on the topic, not start a timestamp argument. But now it's just creating additional cruft. This is my last statement on the issue. – Pops May 26 '10 at 18:46

At first I thought the original user just posted his question that many times and it was migrated that many times, but the revisions list clearly shows it's the same post.

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