@lbt, first of all: Thank you very much for your prompt and exhaustive reply!
That makes sense / is what I assumed.
Also a “thank you” for this decision: IMO it was the right one.
While your arguments are understandable, please let it run a little longer in read-only mode, as other sailors (as you reported) and I (above) are suggesting.
As denoted above: They are for all source code, including branches!
You did not migrate issues.
Hence links will either point to nowhere or a different issue.
Those may be hard.
IMO: never mind, source links are crucial!
Thanks a lot, also to @ballock for planning to use rewrite rules instead of redirects.