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It is not the first time that I notice a situation, when an old, already answered question pops up. Previously I thought that such things happen, since somebody has recently seen it and, say, up- or down-voted it, or left a comment (which is invisible, at least, not immediately visible).

However, today I see my own question asked in April again on the list. This was a very special question. At the time it gained no votes and had no answers. Finally I answered it myself. My answer also gained no votes. The subject seems to be finalized. However, it is up today with the same situation: still no votes and no new answers, or comments.

So I wonder, why did it pop up? What is the mechanism?

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    Community automatically modifies questions from unanswered stack so they could get attention/answers/upvotes. – Kuba Jun 16 '14 at 8:46
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However, it is up today with the same situation: still no votes and no new answers, or comments.

And that's why it got pushed to the front page: because it got no attention the first two times. As Kuba noted, this is an automated process.

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However, it is up today with the same situation: still no votes and no new answers, or comments.

And that's why it got pushed to the front page: because it got no attention the first two times. As Kuba noted, this is an automated process.

See also: Community ♦ seems to be bumping new questions more frequently than usual

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