When a question was migrated from one site to another, it was possible to click the name of the origin site, and see the original question (or do so by adding ?noredirect=1 to the URL) and view a post notice showing that the post was migrated and who voted to migrate it.

This notice no longer shows the names of the users who voted to migrate. It did do so yesterday. An example question appears thus:

migrated to serverfault.com ... by whom?

These notices used to show the list of users (or worse, moderators) who voted to close or migrate the question.

I don't see this on the list of recent changes. In fact, it seems I can only find the list of users who voted by (being a moderator and) checking the post timeline, or looking at the post revision history. Is this a bug or does SE intend to stop showing who voted to close?

  • I guess the answer may very well be: "If you're interested in knowing this, it's one click away". The majority of people may not be interested in knowing immediately who voted for migration, since the source will eventually be removed from the migrated site.
    – Werner
    Nov 2, 2013 at 4:35
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    If the post hasn't been edited at least once, then there's no one-click access to its revision history. Nov 2, 2013 at 4:36
  • I think you can always view the "revision" page by visiting http://<site>.com/posts/<post-id>/revisions
    – Alvin Wong
    Nov 2, 2013 at 8:13
  • Looking at the revision history on SO, I'm wondering if it is because it was a mod migration. Nov 2, 2013 at 8:31
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    @psubsee2003 Nope, it happens with community migrated posts as well, such as this one. Nov 2, 2013 at 8:33
  • @MichaelHampton ok then, that blows my theory out of the water. Nov 2, 2013 at 8:35
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    Because the imps who sort out the electrons went on lunch break.
    – user206222
    Nov 2, 2013 at 16:11

1 Answer 1


This was fixed in the latest deploy.

Who votes to migrate isn't always shown (when something is migrated to a site, in particular). I'd removed the logic for displaying users as I'd misread it as never applying to the migration notice, instead of only applying sometimes.

  • As I understand it, the users who voted are displayed on the origin site, and the time of the migration is displayed on the destination site. Is this right? Nov 5, 2013 at 5:44
  • @MichaelHampton That is correct. Nov 5, 2013 at 18:19

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