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I've been testing out the Stack Exchange android app today and I must say I love it, however most of the questions that say they are 'active' are two years old, there are some exceptions, like one that says its an hour old but is actually 5 hours old.

This caused me to answer a two year old question by mistake.

Is this a known issue? I was unable to locate a bug tracker or any posts regarding this on Google.

So, here is an example. This question was asked in 2012, most recenty activity was in 2013, however it shows up as being active 37 minutes ago:

37 minutes ago

Asked in 2012

Last answered in 2013

I'm willing to accept that the answer is possibly edits, however that still doesn't seem logically plausible given that:

  1. On 'Drupal Answers', 80% of all 'active' posts are from 2012 and 2013, only 2 posts are actually from this week.

  2. On 'Science Fiction and Fantasy', StackOverflow and Server Fault - all active posts are from today or yesterday.

Indeed this seems to be a site specific bug, in fact the issue shows on the same question on PC: Taxonomy term node count with depth

I'm editing the tags and removing the app as a fault, because it seems it's just the site itself. Examining the post, I do not see edits or any other activity that should make it active 'Today' - Anyone else see anything that could explain this? Or why so many old posts are suddenly 'active' today with no evident activity?

This is the one I accidentally answered, but other than my answer, no other activity is evident:

Drupal 7 Fields Not Showing Up

Another sample:

Views - contextual filters

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    Activity isn't necessarily the same as "the time when the question was posted" - it can be an edit, another answer, etc. Can you screenshot what you're seeing and/or link to the posts that appear misleading to you? – Adam Lear Aug 26 '14 at 21:21
  • I have take screens and will add them when I get to a desktop. Reviewing some the examples the most recent activity that can be seen is 2012-2013 – Routhinator Aug 26 '14 at 21:28
  • Further investigation shows that the issue is site-specific. Drupal Answers is very bad, meanwhile I just looked at Science Fiction & Fantasy and everything is fresh. It should be noted that I just joined SciFi, while I joined Drupal answers two years ago... – Routhinator Aug 26 '14 at 21:37
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Those posts were bumped by Community♦ for reasons:

The Community user will bump non-negatively scored questions that have at least one answer scoring 0 and none scoring more than that.

FAQ: What can cause a question to be bumped?

However, since the app doesn't show who modifies the post on the question list, it looked like there're activities by human users, when in fact it's an exceptional case of "Community bump".

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  • There's no feature-request yet for Android app to show who asks/modifies a post. Feel free to create it. – Meta Andrew T. Mar 16 '16 at 4:22

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