Do we really need Community pushing 3 year old posts to the top just because the OP didn't select an answer?

Why do I have to go to "hot" posts to get all the recents?

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    You're not seeing it because the post author hasn't evaluated the quality of the answer(s), you're seeing it because no one in the community has evaluated the quality of the answer(s). – Servy Jun 5 '18 at 19:40
  • My point is, "Community" should not push it to the top just because an answer has not been chosen. – ArchonOSX Jun 5 '18 at 19:42
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    Yes, I understand that you don't like it, I'm just ensuring you understand what it's actually doing, and why it's doing it, because your statement that it's based on the question author giving feedback indicates that you aren't. – Servy Jun 5 '18 at 19:44
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    It's not that an answer hasn't been chosen. It's that an answer hasn't been voted on. What to see fewer community bumps? Vote on answers. – ale Jun 5 '18 at 20:09
  • No, there's no such way. – Shadow Wizard Jun 5 '18 at 21:42

I think that Community bumping of old unanswered questions (including questions with answers that have no votes) is one of the most valuable functions provided by the Stack Exchange developers.

Rather than simply deleting such questions, or leaving them to stagnate on a site, it re-surfaces them to give the community a chance to say whether they want to:

  • answer them (best outcome for good questions)
  • upvote them if they are worth keeping
  • downvote them if not (this pushes them towards the Roomba for automatic deletion).
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    Thanks. I will just downvote them from now on. 😊 – ArchonOSX Jun 6 '18 at 16:13

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