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I just posted a link to one of my favorite SO questions on reddit. After a few hours the question was migrated to programmers. So will my link on reddit keep counting against the badges (announcer/booster/publicist) on SO or against the same badges on programmers?

EDIT:

There must be some dev out there that can answer this question.

I expect one of the following answers:

  1. No, by design, after the question is migrated the link no longer counts against the badges.
  2. Yes, it still counts, and your link only received X (X<300) hits within the 4 day period.
  3. Oooops, we did not think of that.

It should just be a matter of checking the source code, right?

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I don't know if it will still contribute towards Stack Overflow, but on Programmers I imagine, were it to count, that it would be contributing towards the publicist badges of a non-existent user 218589. – Grace Note Feb 11 '11 at 17:21
    
@Grace, hmm ok, is that the desirable behavior? – Klaus Byskov Pedersen Feb 11 '11 at 17:25
    
I do not know. That's simply what I expect based on the fact that publicist links are based on userid. – Grace Note Feb 11 '11 at 17:30
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No, it does not count. If you want it to count, you need to re-share from the final site the question ended up on.

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Ok Jeff. Thanks for your answer. I think this specific question got migrated because when I shared the link, the question's activity rose noticeably. I don't think moderators should migrate 2 year old questions in cases such as this. – Klaus Byskov Pedersen Feb 20 '11 at 14:02

The shared link is still stackoverflow.com/q/[question id]/[user id] so it will still go through SO.

I would expect it would still count towards the badge on SO.

To get the badge on Programmers' (say) you'd have to share the link of the form programmers.stackexchange.com/q/[question id]/[user id]

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Yes, I know that the shared link still points at SO, however I suspect that it does no longer count against the badges. I'm pretty sure I would have been granted at least the "booster" badge at this point, but I haven't. – Klaus Byskov Pedersen Feb 14 '11 at 13:33

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