This question was recently migrated from Sustainability.SE to Politics.SE. There was already an answer when it was migrated, and as expected, that answer was included with the migration.

However, back on Sustainability.SE, the answer on the migration stub left behind on the site has this notice:

Answer hidden notice

This answer is hidden. This answer was deleted and converted to a comment 1 hour ago.

The answer was not converted to a comment, it was migrated and then deleted. The post notice should simply stop after "This answer was deleted."

I confirmed on several other migration stub questions with on Sustainability.SE that that same post notice occurs: here, here, and here. It happens on other sites too, e.g. here on Meta.SE.

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    When a question is migrated what remains behind is a stub that will eventually get deleted. This might help: Answers on the origin site are deleted immediately upon question migration. (This causes a reversal of all associated reputation on the origin site.) The answers will be visible on the destination question. It’s possible that because of the way those answers are deleted the incorrect post notice is selected.
    – ColleenV
    Aug 25, 2021 at 17:16
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    @ColleenV I think you are right about the why this happens, but that doesn't take away that the notice that is currently shown is incorrect.
    – Luuklag
    Aug 25, 2021 at 19:18
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    @Luuklag Absolutely, my comment was intended for information not as a dismissal of the bug report. I am a gifted nitpicker and 100% onboard with making things correct even if only a few folks see them.
    – ColleenV
    Aug 25, 2021 at 19:21
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  • @SonictheAnonymousHedgehog: I've escalated that one as well now.
    – V2Blast
    Feb 10, 2023 at 21:16

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Thanks for this report! I've fixed this - the notices on these answers should now correctly describe that they were deleted because the parent question was migrated.


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