This may be an edge case, but if you look at this (admittedly ancient) Stack Overflow question that was migrated to Meta, you can see my old user name "Gortok" on the percentage of ownership under the question.

This appears to be a bug. But it could also be a feature. Even if it is a bug, I'm not sure it's one that needs to be fixed, since it only appears to affect migrated questions where the user has changed usernames — a rarity at best.

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    On meta it's not so rare. :)
    – Ether
    Commented Nov 25, 2009 at 21:56
  • I think I've also seen this on less-ancient posts
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Jan 16, 2010 at 9:04

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This behavior is not limited to migrated questions; it can happen to any CW post. According to Jeff, it's by design; names are stored in a denormalized field.

  • Logging old name by design only in CW seems weird, doesn't it? Commented Jul 17, 2011 at 17:00

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