Closing a migrated question appends the close time to the "migrated from" message. Either the migrated time should be present all the time (it's currently not there normally) or closing shouldn't mess with the "migrated from" message.



So, when was this migrated?

Of course, it was migrated 10 hours ago, but it was closed 1 hours ago, and SO smashes the migration time with the close time.

So much for a bounty on this - isn't anyone going to look at this bug?

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    Sent 10 hours ago, arrived 1 hour ago. It's a very slooooooow network connection. Mar 31 '10 at 20:22
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    You know these questions that keep popping up where the post just says "Question is in the title"? I wish this was one of them.
    – balpha
    Mar 31 '10 at 20:30
  • @balpha: [Question title that doesn’t describe the problem] meta.stackexchange.com/questions/41976/…
    – Pollyanna
    Mar 31 '10 at 20:37
  • Possible duplicate: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/41976/…
    – Earlz
    Mar 31 '10 at 20:45
  • What's Holly Time Warp? Is that a reference to traditional Christmas foliage, and its ability to transcend time and space?
    – Pollyanna
    Mar 31 '10 at 20:52
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    See also meta.stackexchange.com/questions/18530/…
    – ChrisF Mod
    May 21 '10 at 17:10
  • Unless someone answers this or marks the question as [by-design] I'm going to have to "award" the bounty to myself
    – ChrisF Mod
    Jun 28 '10 at 9:45
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    I'm guessing (without being able to see the whole database schema) that the migration time is stored in ClosedTime (since it's a close reason on the original site), and closing it on the new site overwrites that field Aug 5 '10 at 15:30
  • Reproed on Jan. 16, 2011 (screenshot: i.imgur.com/d65l1.png).
    – Pops
    Jan 17 '11 at 11:37
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    This will be pushed in tomorrow's build. Jan 18 '11 at 8:30

It was closed and migrated to meta. Along the way it had a deep and meaningful conversation with the Community user (that was taking it to meta) that caused it to re-evaluate it's self worth. It became depressed, took up drinking, had a son, realised he couldn't continue drinking 5 bottles of wine before breakfast and so went into rehab. Recovered, and with a son to think about, he lived a long happy life with the other closed questions that realised there was more to life than meta. Then, when it was his time to go, he made his way back here one last time. Community was waiting for him.

Welcome back, Where can I download stackoverflow?, we've been waiting for you. You're safe now.

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    seriously.. no wait... really?
    – Earlz
    Mar 31 '10 at 21:19

Bumping this, as I think it's actually a bug.

This question which was migrated from SO has now been closed.

The "Migrated from Stack Overflow" message is now showing a time (which it didn't before), and that time is the same as the "closed time".

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(source: free-online.co.uk)

Other, open migrated questions aren't showing a time at all.

UPDATE 22nd-June-2010 - this is still happening.

  • The question could have been migrated 2:59 minutes ago and closed 2:01 minutes ago. May 18 '10 at 12:24
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    @Daniel - no. Before I closed it it wasn't showing any time at all. Immediately after I voted to close it showed "0 secs ago". It's only showing "2 mins ago" because that's how long it took me to get the screen shot (don't ask). If you follow the link back to the original question on Stack Overflow it shows (currently) "5 hours ago" (i.e. just over 4 hours before the question was closed)
    – ChrisF Mod
    May 18 '10 at 12:57
  • Also see - meta.stackexchange.com/questions/50319/…
    – ChrisF Mod
    May 18 '10 at 13:07
  • If even the serious ChrisF is making freehand circles now, where is this world going!
    – Gnoupi
    May 21 '10 at 18:28
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    @Gnoupi - Freehand circles on meta are mandatory aren't they? :)
    – ChrisF Mod
    May 21 '10 at 19:20

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