I discovered a strange, blank link in this user's Top Network Posts:

Top Network Posts, with one link to a blank post on Meta Stack Exchange that's scored 13

The above link and screenshot are of the user's Unix & Linux site profile, but this issue can be reproduced on any of the user's site profiles other than Meta Stack Exchange (as the blank post appears to be on this site, and posts from the same site are excluded).

The link seems to go to https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/-2147482643/330386#330386, which features a really negative question ID (close to the lowest value that can be represented by a 32-bit signed integer, specifically -(2^31) + 1005), and lacks the title in the URL that is present in all of the other links. It leads to a 404 error.

Going to the actual answer 330386 seems to go to an actual answer on a question migrated to this site, which happens to have a score of 13 (as of the time this was asked).

Why is the question ID incorrect here? Did something go wrong with the migration of that post?

Update: It looks like the user I previously linked to has deleted their account on this site, so the issue cannot be reproduced on that profile. It can, however, be reproduced on this one.

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    Related / duplicate(?): Top network post URL bug - that's also a migrated question with a question ID close to -2^31. – Glorfindel Aug 15 '19 at 6:57
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    @Shog9 Anything come of the review yet? – Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog Aug 19 '19 at 16:15
  • It's a good idea to add the actual date because weeks or months from now, and if the post is edited another time, users won't know which month (or year) the update refers to. – Mari-Lou A Nov 20 '19 at 7:12
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    From what I can understand, the link on the EL&Uer's profile appears to point to a deleted post on ELL,which leads to a 404 page, even though I have enough rep to see deleted posts on both sites. – Mari-Lou A Nov 20 '19 at 7:16

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