Sometimes a question pops up on the main page with the last touch being done by the Community♦ user (e.g. 2h ago Community♦ 1). But if you click on the question itself you don't see any modification by Community♦ at all. I vaguely remember that this can happen when questions are poked to float to the top of the main page --- for example when some algorithm decides a question hasn't received enough attention.

It would be nice if all actions by Community♦ were visible on the respective "/revisions" page of a question. Note that some actions (e.g. tweets) are visible even though they don't actually edit or revise the question.

  • So you want to see the "invisible magic bump" on the revisions page?
    – Kevin
    Jan 30 '13 at 19:21
  • @Kevin: Basically, yes. In general, there should be no silent activity on a question.
    – bitmask
    Jan 30 '13 at 19:23
  • LOL... great minds.... meta.politics.stackexchange.com/questions/217/… Jan 31 '13 at 15:20
  • @DVK: Yours seems to be ahead of mine by about two weeks :)
    – bitmask
    Jan 31 '13 at 17:24
  • I was also thinking about this earlier this week. Ward's answer isn't really satisfying to me as there seemed to be an unusually large number of them a few days ago.
    – Izkata
    Feb 1 '13 at 3:15
  • @AnnaLear: How is this support? It's clearly something that cannot be accessed by the existing tools (judging from the answers). So, it's the request for a feature. It's your prerogative to decline it, but it's still a feature-request.
    – bitmask
    Apr 25 '13 at 6:14
  • @bitmask The subject line made it sound more like a support request to me. The answer just happens to be "you can't see that anywhere because it's not a revision-like activity". I'm happy to retag back, if you feel strongly about it, though.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Apr 25 '13 at 15:31
  • @AnnaLear: I wouldn't go so far to say that I feel strongly about it, but since it doesn't qualify as a support question it's a nice-to-have feature-request.
    – bitmask
    Apr 25 '13 at 19:25

Poking a random old question every hour is one of the functions Community performs. Since the question isn't actually changed, I don't think it's necessary to include "bumping" on the revision page.

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