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I would like to know why the user's name is associated with the question. At least why their display name shows up as having modified the question timeline activity.

Possible reason that I can think of is that, the user answered and then deleted the answer.

Is this the reason?

Is there a way (for normal users), to look for such details, other than looking at the user activity and the question's revision history.

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    the same thing happened to me as well.Although this is a minute issue but still the last activity should have been updated
    – user285oo6
    Nov 13, 2014 at 9:51

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This person posted an answer and then deleted it. There is no way for a non-10k to see this activity though. You are forced to make the only reasonable assumption - There is a ghost on SO bumping questions!!!

For reference, here is a link to the ghost answer (10k):

Differences between webapp and web.py

  • No ghosts in the databases then.
    – abel
    Jan 21, 2011 at 17:48

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