I'm a big fan of WordPress, - and want to help the community by answering questions on the dedicated Stack Exchange. However, - I can see that 'Community' has started to bump old questions to the homepage. Quite a lot, actually. In a way I like that this is done, - however,
have two characteristics:
- It's from several years ago, and no correct answer has been marked.
- The author has next-to-no reputation-points, which indicates that this author created an account; asked the question; didn't retrieve the answer they wanted and never did anything else.
This means that even if I came up with the perfect answer to these questions, - there's a good chance that the author will never check it or mark it as a solution.
So I have two question-suggestions:
Wouldn't it be better to say, that questions can only be bumped to the homepage if the author has more than 100 reputation-points, since that would indicate activity from the author?
Wouldn't it be good to have a flag-option called 'Deserted by the author', so people finding this question doesn't end up at a dead end?
I got two downvotes and a condescending comment, so I figured I would elaborate a bit.
I just jumped to page 15 of questions (based on activity), and picked the first 3 questions, that had activity from 'Community':
Two of the three ticks both boxes (low-rep author and ancient question). The other ticks just one (ancient question).
None of the three questions has gotten extra activity because of this bump.
So what am I supposed to do with those questions? I don't like spending my time 'yelling into the void'?
If you downvote, then please leave a comment why.