One of my questions has just been bumped onto the front page by the Community bot:


But the revision histories of the question and its sole answer (no deleted answers) show no activity since several weeks ago.

What modification was made by the Community bot?

  • The current answers do not answer this: where does the community bot get its in depth knowledge of Doctor Who? Commented Oct 31, 2015 at 20:14
  • Looking at it a bit more deeply, I see that the community bot only approved edits by other users. Finally, a several-year old mystery solved! Commented Oct 31, 2015 at 20:20
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    @Wikis Yeah, she owns (approved) edits made by anonymous users Commented Oct 31, 2015 at 20:28
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    @Wikis She also, occasionally, speaks Commented Oct 31, 2015 at 20:36
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    @JasonBaker the bot has a gender?! Commented Oct 31, 2015 at 21:11
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    @Wikis She seems to identify as female Commented Oct 31, 2015 at 21:12
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    @Wikis Don't forget her name!
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Commented Oct 31, 2015 at 22:20
  • I'm choosing to leave this question open on the basis that the linked question is asking whether or not certain tags should be excluded from the 'system bump'; this question is asking why the bump occurred to begin with.
    – Möoz
    Commented Nov 1, 2015 at 21:21

2 Answers 2


Community bot bumps old posts with low views and no accepted answers occasionally.

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It doesn't change anything, it just wants to help you get more attention.


Every so often the Community user will bump old questions. Quoting from its user profile:

I do things like […] Randomly poke old unanswered questions every hour so they get some attention

The only “modification” this involves is to change the last modified time in the database, and attribute an empty edit to the user. It doesn’t make any substantive edits to these posts.

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