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Looking at my personal "stats" tab sorting by "recent" I get a question with updates from Aug 2008 before an question from Aug 2009. Seems like it is ignoring the year part of the date.

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'Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty' on either? –  Tyler Carter Aug 18 '09 at 18:06
    
I have considered it, but ultimately decided I would regret it. –  devinb Aug 18 '09 at 18:07
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Even though the question is from 2008, the most recent activity on that question is from 2009, by the community user. I believe the newest tab would show the questions you asked from newest to oldest. The recent tab shows the questions you have asked sorted by date of most recent activity, which includes cleanup activities performed by the community user.

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question 249293 doesn't seem to have any recent activity –  Ron Harlev Aug 18 '09 at 18:19
    
The community user probably automatically bumped it up so that it would get some more views. –  TheTXI Aug 18 '09 at 18:22
    
@harlev, I don't know what the community user does/did, but it seems it did something on August 11, 2009. –  Timothy Carter Aug 18 '09 at 18:22
    
The community user will routinely go through the old posts and elevate them for a brief moment to try and get more answers on them. –  TheTXI Aug 18 '09 at 18:54
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Community bumps two unanswered questions per hour.

Remember, our definition of "unanswered" is that a question has no upvoted answers.

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