I had asked a question on SuperUser which was then transferred to gaming.stackoverflow.com. I didnt have an account on this webpage and when I created the account for this sub-site, I wasn't gifted the rep for the upvotes on my transferred question.

TLDR; Questions transferred dont give upvote reputation.

ALSO My question was transferred to this other site, but this wasn't mentioned anywhere on SuperUser and I had to do a category search just to find it again. So having some sort of notification of a question being transferred would be good


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    Usually taken care of by batch recalcs.
    – MPelletier
    Commented Dec 26, 2010 at 18:06

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Your rep wasn't properly recalculated - this has been done.

Also, we now inform a question owner about a migration; we'll be inserting a header message with the migration details, linking to both the original question and its new place. Like "Your question ... was migrated to ...":

Migration notification on top of the screen

  • Maybe also inform people who have stared a question that the question was moved as well? Since they stared it to get notifications...
    – Kurru
    Commented Dec 27, 2010 at 0:04
  • Any details about those details? Many of us will never see it, but still curious!
    – Arjan
    Commented Dec 27, 2010 at 13:20
  • @Arjan Probably something like this. ok perhaps not - maybe similar to the "You have a new badge" messages ? Commented Dec 27, 2010 at 20:46
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    @Sathya, surely similar to the new badge message (I assume it's not just visible with the question itself, but on any page until closed). But still wondering about the text itself.
    – Arjan
    Commented Dec 28, 2010 at 8:15
  • @Jarrod, I think the topbar notification makes Please make it more obvious when a post is migrated to be [status-completed]? Feel free to post the example there ;-)
    – Arjan
    Commented Dec 28, 2010 at 8:31
  • @Arjan Much appreciated! Commented Jan 17, 2011 at 2:57
  • You're informing the question owner, what about the people who've answered the question?
    – robertc
    Commented May 16, 2011 at 23:51

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