added 213 characters in body
Source Link
Donald Duck
  • 7.6k
  • 4
  • 19
  • 53

Who is the "Community" User?

It is an automated user agent, not a real person. Its profile explains:

Hi, I'm not really a person.

I'm a background process that helps keep this site 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
  • Remove abandoned questions

* Questions with at least 30 days of no activity, at least one answer scoring zero, and no answers scoring above that. Questions that are locked or closed will not be bumped. The Community User will only bump a maximum of one question per hour.

Randomly poking old unanswered questions might make its name appear as the last editor of a question, but only in some overviews, not in the question itself:

The reason why it has so many downvotes is because it owns all of the downvotes that are being cast automatically when a post is flagged as spam or rude/abusive.

It also:

Who is the "Community" User?

It is an automated user agent, not a real person. Its profile explains:

Hi, I'm not really a person.

I'm a background process that helps keep this site 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
  • Remove abandoned questions

* Questions with at least 30 days of no activity, at least one answer scoring zero, and no answers scoring above that. Questions that are locked or closed will not be bumped. The Community User will only bump a maximum of one question per hour.

Randomly poking old unanswered questions might make its name appear as the last editor of a question, but only in some overviews, not in the question itself:

The reason why it has so many downvotes is because it owns all of the downvotes that are being cast automatically when a post is flagged as spam or rude/abusive.

It also:

Who is the "Community" User?

It is an automated user agent, not a real person. Its profile explains:

Hi, I'm not really a person.

I'm a background process that helps keep this site 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
  • Remove abandoned questions

* Questions with at least 30 days of no activity, at least one answer scoring zero, and no answers scoring above that. Questions that are locked or closed will not be bumped. The Community User will only bump a maximum of one question per hour.

Randomly poking old unanswered questions might make its name appear as the last editor of a question, but only in some overviews, not in the question itself:

The reason why it has so many downvotes is because it owns all of the downvotes that are being cast automatically when a post is flagged as spam or rude/abusive.

It also:

Commonmark migration
Source Link

Who is the "Community" User?

It is an automated user agent, not a real person. Its profile explains:

Hi, I'm not really a person.

 

I'm a background process that helps keep this site 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
  • Remove abandoned questions
 

* Questions with at least 30 days of no activity, at least one answer scoring zero, and no answers scoring above that. Questions that are locked or closed will not be bumped. The Community User will only bump a maximum of one question per hour.

Randomly poking old unanswered questions might make its name appear as the last editor of a question, but only in some overviews, not in the question itself:

The reason why it has so many downvotes is because it owns all of the downvotes that are being cast automatically when a post is flagged as spam or rude/abusive.

It also:

Who is the "Community" User?

It is an automated user agent, not a real person. Its profile explains:

Hi, I'm not really a person.

 

I'm a background process that helps keep this site 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
  • Remove abandoned questions
 

* Questions with at least 30 days of no activity, at least one answer scoring zero, and no answers scoring above that. Questions that are locked or closed will not be bumped. The Community User will only bump a maximum of one question per hour.

Randomly poking old unanswered questions might make its name appear as the last editor of a question, but only in some overviews, not in the question itself:

The reason why it has so many downvotes is because it owns all of the downvotes that are being cast automatically when a post is flagged as spam or rude/abusive.

It also:

Who is the "Community" User?

It is an automated user agent, not a real person. Its profile explains:

Hi, I'm not really a person.

I'm a background process that helps keep this site 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
  • Remove abandoned questions

* Questions with at least 30 days of no activity, at least one answer scoring zero, and no answers scoring above that. Questions that are locked or closed will not be bumped. The Community User will only bump a maximum of one question per hour.

Randomly poking old unanswered questions might make its name appear as the last editor of a question, but only in some overviews, not in the question itself:

The reason why it has so many downvotes is because it owns all of the downvotes that are being cast automatically when a post is flagged as spam or rude/abusive.

It also:

that's attributed to the URL Rewriter Bot nowadays
Source Link
Glorfindel Mod
  • 197.8k
  • 52
  • 482
  • 990

Who is the "Community" User?

It is an automated user agent, not a real person. Its profile explains:

Hi, I'm not really a person.

I'm a background process that helps keep this site 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
  • Remove abandoned questions

* Questions with at least 30 days of no activity, at least one answer scoring zero, and no answers scoring above that. Questions that are locked or closed will not be bumped. The Community User will only bump a maximum of one question per hour.

Randomly poking old unanswered questions might make its name appear as the last editor of a question, but only in some overviews, not in the question itself:

The reason why it has so many downvotes is because it owns all of the downvotes that are being cast automatically when a post is flagged as spam or rude/abusive.

It also:

Who is the "Community" User?

It is an automated user agent, not a real person. Its profile explains:

Hi, I'm not really a person.

I'm a background process that helps keep this site 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
  • Remove abandoned questions

* Questions with at least 30 days of no activity, at least one answer scoring zero, and no answers scoring above that. Questions that are locked or closed will not be bumped. The Community User will only bump a maximum of one question per hour.

Randomly poking old unanswered questions might make its name appear as the last editor of a question, but only in some overviews, not in the question itself:

The reason why it has so many downvotes is because it owns all of the downvotes that are being cast automatically when a post is flagged as spam or rude/abusive.

It also:

Who is the "Community" User?

It is an automated user agent, not a real person. Its profile explains:

Hi, I'm not really a person.

I'm a background process that helps keep this site 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
  • Remove abandoned questions

* Questions with at least 30 days of no activity, at least one answer scoring zero, and no answers scoring above that. Questions that are locked or closed will not be bumped. The Community User will only bump a maximum of one question per hour.

Randomly poking old unanswered questions might make its name appear as the last editor of a question, but only in some overviews, not in the question itself:

The reason why it has so many downvotes is because it owns all of the downvotes that are being cast automatically when a post is flagged as spam or rude/abusive.

It also:

fix outdated info; add more things that community does
Source Link
double-beep
  • 5.5k
  • 1
  • 9
  • 51
Loading
Rollback to Revision 24
Source Link
Loading
improved readability
Source Link
Loading
replaced http://stackoverflow.com/ with https://stackoverflow.com/
Source Link
Loading
Add section on updating image URLs to HTTPS
Source Link
Stevoisiak
  • 13.3k
  • 3
  • 27
  • 73
Loading
replaced http://meta.stackexchange.com/ with https://meta.stackexchange.com/
Source Link
Loading
"*" does not mean much. Linking to official explanation instead.
Source Link
Loading
updated several items
Source Link
user259867
user259867
Loading
added 8 characters in body
Source Link
Doorknob
  • 44.6k
  • 14
  • 98
  • 194
Loading
edited body
Source Link
Loading
added 73 characters in body
Source Link
Loading
added 28 characters in body
Source Link
Loading
added 30 characters in body
Source Link
Martijn Pieters
  • 99.9k
  • 33
  • 284
  • 394
Loading
Rollback to Revision 12
Source Link
Loading
added 125 characters in body
Source Link
Andrew
  • 1.3k
  • 9
  • 16
Loading
Added the details on what gets bumped from this meta post by the Shog: http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/184485/community-%E2%99%A6-seems-to-be-bumping-new-questions-more-frequently-than-usual/184511#184511
Source Link
jmac
  • 22.7k
  • 7
  • 57
  • 98
Loading
Fixup of bad MSO links to MSE links migration
Source Link
Loading
Migration of MSO links to MSE links
Source Link
Loading
Updating profile quote
Source Link
Loading
added 469 characters in body
Source Link
Manishearth
  • 77.5k
  • 26
  • 193
  • 361
Loading
Its profile now has a 4th bullet.
Source Link
Arjan
  • 27.8k
  • 18
  • 104
  • 174
Loading
added 6 characters in body
Source Link
apaderno
  • 65.7k
  • 10
  • 93
  • 219
Loading