The force option in git-annex-move is described twice.

  • --force

    Override numcopies and required content checking, and always remove files from the source repository once the destination repository has a copy.

    Note that, even without this option, you can move the content of a file from one repository to another when numcopies is not satisfied, as long as the move does not result in there being fewer copies.

  • --force

    When moving content from a remote, ignore location tracking information and always check if the remote has content. Can be useful if the location tracking information is out of date.

Removed the latter, and as far as I could gather on irc, the desired behavior was the former. So, done --Joey