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Migrated posts lose their pre-migration reputation

Today I asked for (and was granted) migration for a question from SO to Mathematica.SE

When the migration was done I lost some rep on SO, and as I've already capped at the destination site that rep was not gained there. Nothing serious, just a few points.

But I wonder if the same could happen when a heavy voted question or answer (with lots of rep gained over a long time) is migrated. Are all the gained rep over 200 lost forever?

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    Wouldn't it also have been lost if the question was asked on Mathematica.SE in the first place? Sep 12, 2012 at 13:15
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    Theoretically yes, but often if there is a really high number of upvotes on a question, it will not be migrated anyway. Especially to a lower-activity site.
    – Bart
    Sep 12, 2012 at 13:16
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    @MartijnPieters Nope. "Over a long time" is the key phrase Sep 12, 2012 at 13:16
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    True, I think that migration reputation should not be capped, same way like bounty - the system should transfer the same amount of reputation gained on the original site to the new site. Sep 12, 2012 at 13:19
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    According to this answer by an SE developer (and especially in the comments below the answer), you should gain the same amount of rep on the destination site as you gained on the source site. This comment, especially, seems to indicate that: "...the votes maintain their creation time when migrated...the rep you have on the initial site effectively transfers over" Sep 12, 2012 at 13:27
  • @jadarnel27 Yep. I rechecked and the rep is there, with the correct date. My bad. Please post that as an answer. Sep 12, 2012 at 13:31
  • BTW this is a dup of that q (meta.stackexchange.com/questions/78452/…) Sep 12, 2012 at 13:34
  • Voted to close // Sep 12, 2012 at 13:35
  • I'll just to vote to close as well. No need to post another answer, when it's answered in the other post =) Glad I could help! Sep 12, 2012 at 13:36
  • @jadarnel27 Yep. Thanks a lot! I made a few searches and couldn't find it. Sep 12, 2012 at 13:47
  • Vote migration is strange in many ways. This one seems to be one of the harmlesser ways. Sep 12, 2012 at 15:08


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