Friends, I noticed something "interesting" today. The question

How to include a long underscore before the \question command?

was originally posted in our meta site. Andrew wrote a comment in the question, and I upvoted his comment (I also voted the question for closing/migration).

Now the question is migrated to our main site, and curiously, Andrew's comment has the "great comment counter" in it, but no flag (the triangle) indicating that I already upvoted it. In other words, I can upvote it twice!


And I did, for testing purposes:


Believe it or not, those two votes are mine. I think migrated questions should keep their references. I know meta and main behave differently, but it was really "funny" to see that I could upvote stuff more than one time.

Is this a desired behaviour?

Note: I'm adding the tag, but again, I don't know if this is a desired behaviour or not.


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I suspect it should be classed as "It probably shouldn't work like that but the hassle in fixing it vastly outweighs the importance of doing so."

Sadly, I also deleted that comment as it was no longer relevant. The 2 votes made me pause since perhaps, I felt, I shouldn't delete something that two people thought was a "Great Comment". But now that I learn that one of them was a duck I don't feel so bad.

(More seriously, I deleted it as it was no longer relevant as it was just suggesting to the questioner that they repost on the main site.)

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    I share the same thought, Andrew. :) Since meta/main are different contexts, maybe it's ok to accept this behaviour. Anyway, I found it an amusing situation. :) Oct 24, 2012 at 11:33
  • +1 for duckduck
    – yo'
    Oct 24, 2012 at 11:39

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