I have two unanswered questions (1, 2).

Question 1 has one answer, 74 views, no upvotes, and multiple comments. This question was asked back in July, and it is being bumped by the Community user fairly often.

Question 2 has 19 views, no upvotes, no comments, no answers and has never once been bumped.

Is there a reason for this? Unless I'm mistaken, both questions fit the criteria for being unanswered.

  • Also note, I'm not complaining that my questions aren't receiving any answers. I know there are other ways to get attention to my questions, I'm just asking out of curiosity.
    – Brandon
    Commented Dec 1, 2009 at 16:34
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    I told you not to make the community user mad. Now see what you've done.
    – tvanfosson
    Commented Dec 1, 2009 at 21:59

1 Answer 1


There are a lot of unanswered questions; this is like asking "why haven't I won the lottery yet?" :)

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    And why didn't I?
    – juan
    Commented Dec 1, 2009 at 17:51
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    @Jeff, of course that makes sense. I was more wondering as to why one of my questions would be bumped frequently for months while another has been completely ignored.
    – Brandon
    Commented Dec 1, 2009 at 18:10
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    I double-checked the query and it's random. I did increase the threshold from LastActivityDate > 14 days old to LastActivityDate > 30 days old just in case -- this reduces the odds a question would be re-selected, at least. Commented Dec 1, 2009 at 18:54

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