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What does the Community user do?

In particular, the description says that one of the things that it does is

Randomly poke old unanswered questions every hour so they get some attention

What does that mean?

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By poking, it means bumping so it shows back up on the main screen just like an edit would.

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Why does a question appear as modified by the Community user

  • Would a poke include removing then re-adding a tag? – James P. Apr 11 '12 at 12:11

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