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Is there something unexpected going on here?

Why do time-travel stories often have the characters "returning" to the future?

The linked question was closed three years ago and yet it has jumped onto the front page today?

Superficially I can see the reason it shows up is an edit in one of the answers, but I was surprised to see the promotion effect didn't care that the question was closed.

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    Why should they not? Maybe the question was wrongfully closed and bumping it to the homepage gets fresh eyes on it that might think about reopening it.
    – TheLethalCarrot Mod
    Aug 29, 2023 at 8:38
  • @TheLethalCarrot reasonable point.
    – Jontia
    Aug 29, 2023 at 14:20

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The only questions filtered from the home page are either historically locked, heavily downvoted (less than -3 on main or -7 on metas), or deleted. All other questions will show up on the home page when bumped.

In the case of closed questions, this is a great way to ensure that wrongful closures are reversed. It also allows other users to double check on any edits, in case further edits or a rollback is needed.

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