Suppose I have answered to a question or posted a question. That question is moved to some other stack exchange site.

  • After my question is migrated, is my account created forcefully?
  • Will accounts be created for all users who have answered the question?
  • Will my reputation, which I gained before the question was migrated, be lost/transferred?

1 Answer 1


No, user accounts are not automatically created upon migration, either for the asker or the answerer(s). That feature has been proposed and declined. However, you can create an account on the new site, link it to your existing account(s), and everything will work peachy-keen.

And yes, you will lose the reputation you've earned from a question that has been migrated. Reputation is not migrated between sites. At least, that's how it used to work; I'm not sure if there were any changes made to the system in the process of eradicating the migration bug.

  • But I got my lost reputation after logging in that migrated question's site? Mar 19, 2012 at 7:19
  • @Som: Yes, as Jeff says in the answer I linked: "Question and answer votes are preserved on the destination site and are cast by the Community user. These migrated votes will confer reputation." Mar 19, 2012 at 7:45

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .