Another case of this migrated-question-not-owned issue cropped up on Super User, so let's file a bug report to see if this is fixable.


  • Question posted to SO 05:16z
  • Question migrated to SU 05:22z
  • User creates SU account at 18:00z
  • User associates SU+SO accounts shortly thereafter
  • missing: migrated question should have transferred ownership here
  • User posts new copy of question at 18:31z

I'll try @random's workaround momentarily, but this process shouldn't require manual intervention.

Update: The workaround (disassociating the accounts and re-associating them) doesn't seem to work in this case. (Maybe it's me?)

  • Oh, a Google OpenID. Maybe that's the quirk.
    – random
    Commented May 12, 2010 at 3:33
  • hmm. it doesn't seem to be a "standard" Google OpenID, no. @ran Commented May 12, 2010 at 3:43

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The user used Google / GMail on one site, and Google / Google Profiles on the other site.

To us, they look like two different users because the OpenID has nothing in common.

In order for auto-own to work, they have to log in using the same OpenID on both sites.

  • but then why did the user association work? Commented May 12, 2010 at 13:32

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