This question was migrated from SO. It had 5 answers at the time it was migrated. These were lost in the way.

However, the question on Meta kept "thinking" that it had 5 answers. When I added mine, the answer count was displayed as "6 Answers" - but the other 5 were nowhere to be seen.

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    The question wasn't properly migrated. There's no link back to the original question - which is here stackoverflow.com/questions/2633330/…. I've flagged the question for moderator attention
    – ChrisF Mod
    Apr 14, 2010 at 12:44
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    There are FOUR LIGHTS!
    – Pollyanna
    Apr 14, 2010 at 12:47
  • that's very peculiar a fly marrying a bumblebee
    – Locutus
    Apr 14, 2010 at 12:49
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    Vanished... leaving no more trace then a tear in the rain.
    – Josh K
    Apr 14, 2010 at 13:18

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We've made a lot of changes in the code to remove cross-db queries - this bug in question migration was a result of those changes.

A fix has been deployed.

I've reopened the question on Stack Overflow, since the answers are good - I don't really think it deserves to be on Meta. I've also deleted the failed migration here on Meta.

  • I've noticed some migrated questions on Super User aren't showing any user on the home page. Is this related to this problem?
    – ChrisF Mod
    Apr 14, 2010 at 20:43
  • @ChrisF - you are correct, sir. Apr 15, 2010 at 2:52

Looks like this is a biproduct of a failed/crippled question migration.

There are 5 answers in the question that was migrated, plus the one posted while it's been on Meta (which would merely increment the denormalized answer count).

So "6 answers" makes sense if all the original answers were migrated, except they weren't.

  • The original question wasn't closed properly either.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Apr 14, 2010 at 14:30
  • @Chris: Yeah, I saw that. Are you able to see the edit history on that question? I only see "locked by Community" (I have less than 10k on SO).
    – Jon Seigel
    Apr 14, 2010 at 14:40
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  • @random: Thanks. Didn't think of that. And I am able to see that page.
    – Jon Seigel
    Apr 14, 2010 at 14:47
  • I edited the question title because it seems obvious that the issue is that 5 existing answers weren't migrated, while still being counted in the answer count. Apr 14, 2010 at 14:52

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