I don't know about you, but I find it annoying when an ancient question appears at the top of the SQLA display even though nothing's been added or edited.

Apparently it's the StackExchange software doing it. Here's what it says in the profile for the user named "Community"...


Hi, I'm not really a person.

I'm a background process that helps keep sqla.stackexchange.com clean!

I do things like

Randomly poke old unanswered questions every hour so they get some attention

Own community questions and answers so nobody gets unnecessary reputation from them

Own downvotes on spam/evil posts that get permanently deleted


To answer your next question, no, I'm not going to do anything about it, not even ask for a feature change.

Just grumble <g>

asked 12 Feb '10, 09:05

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Breck Carter
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edited 11 Jan '14, 07:52

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Graeme Perrow

Ah, now at least I understand why sometimes old questions get pushed up - Are you gonna wave a dead chicken or try a reboot? :)

(12 Feb '10, 12:01) Volker Barth

May be it runs in a virtual machine?

(12 Feb '10, 14:26) Reimer Pods

[placeholder answer]

permanent link

answered 05 Aug '10, 16:12

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Breck Carter
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