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The migrated questions are shown as locked by Community and it is closed. Why these questions not deleted?

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Some questions, especially the FAQ ones, have been linked to from many places, and deleting the question completely would break that link. Perhaps a simple redirect from the old link to the new location of the question would be a good compromise?

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Also, many people have favorited the questions that were moved. –  jjnguy Jul 17 '09 at 4:24
    
Good point. If they aren't already, favorites should (when possible) be moved over with the question. Maybe if a user that's marked a question as a favorite doesn't have an account on the target site the link in their favorites tab on the old site points to the question's new home on the new site? –  Kyle Cronin Jul 17 '09 at 4:32
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Yeah... Again, a redirect would solve the problem. Gotta love HTTP... –  Shog9 Jul 17 '09 at 4:45

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