My question What are the correct pronouns for referring to someone whom I have never met in person when the gender is apparent? has a banner

migrated from english.stackexchange.com  Oct 25 at 0:44.

I remember that original question on english.stackexchange https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/516397/?noredirect=1 had at least 2 answers and a few comments, that are not visible now on a new site.

According to What is migration and how does it work?

Migration preserves the current revision of the question, all its answers, any comments on any post, as well as most of the votes. ….
Answers on the origin site are deleted immediately upon question migration. ... The answers will be visible on the destination question.

Can you explain, why answers/comments were not copied for this question?

UPDATE: I noticed another example of the same issue: I’ve created a question in Stackoverflow and received one comment. Then the question was migrated to DBA Can transactions on main table be delayed/deadlock when maintenance transaction on temporal table runs?, and the comment disappeared from the question, including timeline and from my notifications menu.

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    Based on the timeline two answers have been migrated.
    – rene
    Oct 29, 2019 at 14:04
  • Thanks @rene, I wasn’t aware about timeline. And in the “view oldest answers first” mode I was (again) confused that accepted answer is shown first regardless of the actual time of creation order Oct 29, 2019 at 14:17
  • Comments aren't meant to last. Probably a mod cleaned them up before migration.
    – Luuklag
    May 24, 2022 at 14:54
  • @Luuklag, the comment was useful, it could considered as an answer. A human moderator wouldn’t intentionally remove such comment. From the timeline it seems that migration occurred automatically based on review on close votes queue May 24, 2022 at 19:11

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One of the answers was deleted by its author prior to migration. Deleted answers aren't migrated.

  • Your info about self-deleted answer and rene’s link to timeline explain why I missed the answers, but I also remember couple of comments to my question, that I couldn’t see now. Were they also deleted by the same person, as it was conversation with him/her, and I suggested to write an answer instead of a sequence of comments? Oct 29, 2019 at 14:28
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    @MichaelFreidgeim If those comments were under the answer, they would have been deleted with the answer. I cleaned up one comment under the question recommending Interpersonal Skills for your question since it was migrated instead to ELL and it seems like you were more focused on the language than the interpersonal relationships.
    – ColleenV
    Oct 29, 2019 at 18:48
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    Yeah, there were a dozen comments on the question, all deleted prior to migration @michael
    – Shog9
    Oct 29, 2019 at 19:17

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