This question was asked on SU, then migrated to MSU. The question says that the asker is the user who actually answered the question before it was migrated. The actual asker is no longer shown, and the answer is shown as not being associated with an account. The post history shows the correct asker. What went wrong in the migration process?

  • funny thing: the right user is visible on the meta.superuser.com "homepage" right now (active view), but the wrong one on the "questions" (newest) view.
    – Mat
    Commented Apr 14, 2011 at 9:48
  • lol: I could actually accept my (very poor) answer to the question I didn't post :-)
    – Mat
    Commented Apr 14, 2011 at 14:05
  • Also, the timeline has it wrong. (I cannot see its original timeline — that's an open feature request. Maybe a moderator can see it, @Sathya and nhinkle?)
    – Arjan
    Commented Apr 15, 2011 at 21:24
  • Suffice it to say, this is a very broken question.
    – nhinkle
    Commented Apr 15, 2011 at 22:01
  • @Arjan - I had to undelete the question to view the timeline - and here you go i.imgur.com/O6mRp.png
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    Commented Apr 16, 2011 at 3:37
  • something changed today - my answer to that post is now showing correctly (linked to this account) rather than a "phantom" user, and I got the "Quorum" badge on SU proper. But now I also have badges on MSU for the question...
    – Mat
    Commented Apr 17, 2011 at 6:48
  • the issue appears to be fixed. should I open a new bug for the badges I incorrectly received for it?
    – Mat
    Commented Apr 19, 2011 at 12:30
  • @Mat I wouldn't worry about it. Who knows what caused it and how it got fixed... I guess you just got a few extra badges!
    – nhinkle
    Commented Apr 19, 2011 at 16:27
  • Maybe Who Knows What will also take them away at some point. I'll take good care of them in the mean time :-) thanks for looking into this anyway.
    – Mat
    Commented Apr 19, 2011 at 16:32
  • @Mat the problem is now fixed; see Jarrod's answer below.
    – nhinkle
    Commented Apr 20, 2011 at 7:22

1 Answer 1


This was a bug in our migration code; it has been fixed and the post ownership properly assigned.

  • Thanks Jarrod. Glad the problem's been cleared up. Do you know if the recalc on affected users will also fix erroneous badges like @Mat's?
    – nhinkle
    Commented Apr 20, 2011 at 4:32
  • Thanks! It didn't fix the badges though, I don't deserve [self-learner] or [student].
    – Mat
    Commented Apr 20, 2011 at 7:29

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