When a question is migrated over to another site and none of the users who have contributed to it on the old site exist on the destination site, should that post be attributed to Community until it gets edited in order to preserve the normal flow of the main page?


Showing Community as the last editor

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    Why? What does this add? – ChrisF Apr 28 '12 at 10:55
  • @ChrisF nothing except consistency - certainly not suggesting this is a high priority :L – Rory Apr 28 '12 at 10:56
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    @Rory It's not really consistent, though. When you see Community on the front page, it's because it owns the last edit or bumps the post. It doesn't indicate post ownership. – Adam Lear Apr 28 '12 at 14:45
  • if "Community-attributed" the question / answer gain upvotes and later some of the users register at target site, how would the reputation work for them? Note it would better be consistent with case when user is already registered at target prior to migration – gnat Apr 28 '12 at 14:57

Actually, the missing attribution serves a purpose: It indicates that a question was migrated from another site (rather than edited by an anonymous user or "randomly poked" by the Community user), and therefore is more likely in need of retagging.

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