I just saw a question migrated from MSO and it immediately made me think about my confusion long time ago. The reason was, of course, the fact that the number of views doesn't get migrated and always resets to 1 after migration.

For example, the question I just mentioned now has 218 upvoted and 21 views. This huge number of upvotes this question received while being on MSO. Fine. But the views didn't get migrated - it had 1127 views. Those current 21 views is since the question was migrated, which is not right. I propose to migrate the number of views.

There is another problem. Favorites aren't migrated also. But I don't think it should be "fixed" because actually not every user who favorite's question before the migration has an account on the target site.

  • meta.stackexchange.com/questions/50147/…
    – random
    Commented Mar 18, 2015 at 22:43
  • @rand yep and my is the direct request :)
    – nicael
    Commented Mar 18, 2015 at 22:44
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    Which means those views happened on the destination site out of thin air?
    – random
    Commented Mar 18, 2015 at 22:45
  • @rand yes, and I don't think it should work this way.
    – nicael
    Commented Mar 18, 2015 at 22:46
  • @random better than skewing the vote/view ratio Commented Mar 18, 2015 at 22:47
  • the issue is still present on 2021-01-13 Commented Jan 13, 2021 at 21:26


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