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The picture says it all (feel free to add free-hand circles):

I had already two different versions of this strange behaviour, having some hours old question in-between the really active ones.

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which site is this on? ... – RichardTheKiwi Mar 18 '11 at 8:31
This is my fault, Marc is working on a fix – waffles Mar 18 '11 at 8:33
@waffles: Ah, thanks for the info. – Hendrik Vogt Mar 18 '11 at 8:36
@Richard: Sorry, I should have said that. Thanks for pointing out – Hendrik Vogt Mar 18 '11 at 8:37
k; we know what this is and how to fix it; looking in a few minutes... – Marc Gravell Mar 18 '11 at 8:39
@Marc: Thanks for looking into it. Any progress so far? (The degree of messiness is varying ...) – Hendrik Vogt Mar 18 '11 at 10:32
@Hendrik - just testing – Marc Gravell Mar 18 '11 at 10:43
Thanks a lot, @Marc! – Hendrik Vogt Mar 18 '11 at 11:23

Just a guess.. "activity" also includes votes, it seems, because if you look at this one

And click through the OP and answerer's profiles, then the new whiz bang reputation page, it shows votes/voted in the last 13-14 minutes.

Tracking through the other questions, any comment or vote seems to also count as "activity".

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That might be an explanation of this "feature", thanks. – Hendrik Vogt Mar 18 '11 at 8:39
actually it included any number of things; should be fixed now though – Marc Gravell Mar 18 '11 at 11:06
@Marc So we guessed – RichardTheKiwi Mar 18 '11 at 11:11

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