I am just curious, why does Community User have 45380 upvotes on meta and only 458 on SO?

Why is there such a big difference (almost 100 times higher)? Here's meta and SO.

  • for Which: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/25822/…
    – random
    Commented Apr 1, 2010 at 8:08
  • The downvotes are also odd meta:874 so:21553
    – Zoredache
    Commented Apr 1, 2010 at 8:11
  • This question is really, "Why do people vote differently on Meta than they do on SO"
    – random
    Commented Apr 1, 2010 at 8:15
  • 1
    @random, I have seen that post actually, but I don't think thats because of CW posts. SO have tons of CW posts as you know, 458 votes is too low.
    – YOU
    Commented Apr 1, 2010 at 8:15

1 Answer 1


The answer is because a LOT of questions get migrated to meta.

The more migrations.. the more community owned upvotes from accounts that don't exist here.

  • I see, and that make sense a LOT, like today is his day.
    – YOU
    Commented Apr 1, 2010 at 10:11

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