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I have two unanswered questions (1, 2).

Question 1 has one answer, 74 views, no upvotes, and multiple comments. This question was asked back in July, and it is being bumped by the Community user fairly often.

Question 2 has 19 views, no upvotes, no comments, no answers and has never once been bumped.

Is there a reason for this? Unless I'm mistaken, both questions fit the criteria for being unanswered.

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Also note, I'm not complaining that my questions aren't receiving any answers. I know there are other ways to get attention to my questions, I'm just asking out of curiosity. –  Brandon Dec 1 '09 at 16:34
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I told you not to make the community user mad. Now see what you've done. –  tvanfosson Dec 1 '09 at 21:59

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up vote 8 down vote accepted

There are a lot of unanswered questions; this is like asking "why haven't I won the lottery yet?" :)

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And why didn't I? –  jmfsg Dec 1 '09 at 17:51
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@Jeff, of course that makes sense. I was more wondering as to why one of my questions would be bumped frequently for months while another has been completely ignored. –  Brandon Dec 1 '09 at 18:10
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I double-checked the query and it's random. I did increase the threshold from LastActivityDate > 14 days old to LastActivityDate > 30 days old just in case -- this reduces the odds a question would be re-selected, at least. –  Jeff Atwood Dec 1 '09 at 18:54

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