On Gaming, we just had a strange situation where a question belonging on the meta was asked on the main site, so we closed it and migrated it to the meta. Then the OP deleted his question on the meta, so as per this change, the question was unlocked on the main site and had to be re-migrated.

Since different questions belong on a main site vs. on a meta, and since migrations like this are within a single community, it's more likely that a question migrated in this fashion would be closed for some valid reason but still belong more on the target site than on the original site. Therefore it doesn't really make sense to have migration rejection in this case.

The posts in question are https://gaming.stackexchange.com/posts/69573/revisions and https://gaming.meta.stackexchange.com/posts/4720/revisions.

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    If you close/delete on the target the source question should be automatically reclosed as OT.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented May 24, 2012 at 15:55
  • You can see this as "Migration Rejected". A moderator reopened and remigrated the question.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented May 24, 2012 at 15:57
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    That's what I said at the end of my first paragraph. I'm not exactly sure what you are trying to tell me Commented May 24, 2012 at 15:58
  • What I'm saying is that the history looks perfectly OK to me. The migration was rejected by the deletion so it's reclosed as OT. The mod comes along reopens and remigrates. I read the question as you saying that the question was left open by the rejected migration.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented May 24, 2012 at 16:06
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    Sorry, I wasn't trying to say that migration rejection didn't work properly but that it shouldn't occur at all in the case of migrations between a site and its meta because it doesn't really fit with the initial reason for creating the migration reversal system Commented May 24, 2012 at 16:10
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    Ah. I see. Why shouldn't it occur? A question can be wrongly migrated to meta in the same way it could be wrongly migrated to another site.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Commented May 24, 2012 at 16:14
  • @ChrisF I edited to try to explain my reasoning Commented May 24, 2012 at 16:25
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    I think if the user deletes their question on the target site, it should also delete the question on the original site as a part of the migration rejection.
    – animuson StaffMod
    Commented May 24, 2012 at 18:25
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    @animuson I'm afraid not enough people will see that genius idea if you hide it in a comment. Commented May 25, 2012 at 3:18
  • Related: a question closed on the meta shouldn't be treated as a rejected migration, either. We had a case today where the question was wrongly asked on main and migrated to meta, but then put on hold as unclear there. It still belonged on meta, but mods had to intervene to unlock the meta question so it could be edited. (Telling the OP in the close notice to edit to clarify and simultaneously preventing that edit makes it even worse...) Commented Nov 6, 2017 at 18:41


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