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I can't see any good reason why Community has bumped so many questions. There's been no anonymous edits, retags, etc.

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And I notice here on MSO a whole bunch of questions has been recently updated, so I'm wondering if something's gone wrong, or am I just missing something?

They have all just had some spam destroyed, but in the past this hasn't involved bumping, has it?

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Cultural decode –  Peter Mortensen Jul 25 '11 at 2:18
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Sorry, I forgot that going postal is a cultural thing (or maybe I just watch too many American movies) –  Mark Henderson Jul 25 '11 at 2:43
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Probably related to this change somehow. –  Jon Seigel Jul 25 '11 at 3:26
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The community user randomly bumps old questions that have not been answered anyway. So this is not really unusual. –  Cody Gray Jul 25 '11 at 3:30
    
@Cody - is it meant to bump 6 questions at seemingly random time intervals? –  Mark Henderson Jul 25 '11 at 3:32
    
Why not? The random time intervals don't seem strange to me at all. Are you concerned about the quantity? Six seems like too many to bump at one time with no other activity in between? –  Cody Gray Jul 25 '11 at 3:33
    
@cody - yeah, the number is unusual, but also the time spans. They were bumped at 2,2,3,3,1,14 minutes apart –  Mark Henderson Jul 25 '11 at 3:40
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Given my last name, I resemble that remark. Of all of the synonyms available for bat **** crazy, you had to pick that one :P –  Tim Post Jul 25 '11 at 9:34
    
Oh no! It's Skynet all over again! –  John Jul 25 '11 at 23:02

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On Server Fault, there was a spam account that had answered 5 out of the 6 questions in your screenshot, which triggered the bumping.

The account's deletion caused Community to show up as the last activity user.

Evil spammers!

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