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I thought this is quite funny, looking at user106011 profile:
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I've found quite a similar question here, with the answer

Seen means the last interval check that was made

But there was only a matter of some minutes difference, while here, it's more than one year!

And the answer to this question: Account “last activity time” is not always updated states that:

Seen: equivalent to LastAccessDate. Activity threshold 30 minutes

So, is this a bug or not? Who can solve the mystery? :)

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up vote 16 down vote accepted

Of course, you don't have to appear to gain rep - questions and answers have a long tail.

Update: Checking the logs, that user genuinely hasn't been seen in a long time. The screen is correct.

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Thank you, seems he just received some upvotes to an old question. :) –  Adinia Mar 25 '11 at 11:26
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Hoeray for passive rep! –  Ivo Flipse Mar 25 '11 at 11:47

Maybe one of his old answer got a lot of upvotes. See: http://stackoverflow.com/users/106011/user106011?tab=reputation

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Yes, I just looked at this, and most probably this is the case. –  Adinia Mar 25 '11 at 11:24

He got 40 reputation this week, at 3/20 and 3/24

http://stackoverflow.com/users/106011/user106011?tab=reputation#reppage_1-repview_time

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Indeed, I didn't think at this possibility..though it's just that question that make me look at his profile. –  Adinia Mar 25 '11 at 11:25
    
It only takes 40 rep to get into the top 23%???? Wow. –  Spudley Mar 25 '11 at 13:57
    
@Spudley, probably, he ranked #3919 for week with that 40 reps stackexchange.com/leagues/1/week/stackoverflow/2011-03-20/… –  YOU Mar 25 '11 at 14:05

The last activity for the user was in 2009. So a last seen date of 2009 seems logical. It looks like this is one answer that people keep voting for. Up to 38 votes so far and at least 4 this week. However, it is strange that people are up-voting it so much since it was posted after an accepted answer.

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Indeed, I just observed the same answer, that lead me to his profile. –  Adinia Mar 25 '11 at 11:29

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