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I opened the active questions page on and I saw this:

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"modified 39 mins ago"

Clicking on the last activity link it goes me to the question page. I don't see anything modified by Community♦ on this page.

I saw that this thing happens frequently.

Is this a problem/bug, or I didn't understand something? Which is the answer?

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marked as duplicate by Bart, animuson, ʞunɥdɐpɐɥd, Daniel Fischer, Hugo Dozois Jun 11 '13 at 20:27

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That's just the community user bumping the question. It does so occasionally. See – Bart Jun 11 '13 at 17:40
I wrote a userscript that makes the last activity more descriptive, and would probably avoid this kind of confusion: – Antony Jun 11 '13 at 17:49
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This is probably just the Community user bumping an old question. Happens every hour or so.

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From the Who is the Community user? post.
Part of is duty is to bump unanswered question so they get attention. Doesn't mean it (he ?) changed something in the post.

Hi, I'm not really a person.

I'm a background process that helps keep [Meta] [Stack Overflow / Server Fault / Super User] 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
    Own suggested edits from anonymous users

Take a look at the first point.

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