Original github repo was here
9 months ago it was "moved" to here
However, the move was done by forking instead of using Github move feature. Assuming I'm admin of both repos, Is it possible to merge the stars (+optionally issues) of two repos?
I'm really sorry but it's not possible to transfer stars between repositories. Please let me know if you have any other questions!
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While it is not possible to move stars between repositories as @AndreaGriffiths11 said, it is possible to move open issues between repositories. If you want to move all issues, however, doing this one by one might be a bit tedious. In that case, it might be best to use the GitHub API to list all issues in a repository, get the data from each issue, and then recreate the issues in the new repository.
It's not a perfect solution, but it might be enough to retain the issues that you need.