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I can't see any good reason why Community has bumped so many questions. There's been no anonymous edits, retags, etc.

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And I notice here on MSO a whole bunch of questions has been recently updated, so I'm wondering if something's gone wrong, or am I just missing something?

They have all just had some spam destroyed, but in the past this hasn't involved bumping, has it?

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    Cultural decode Jul 25, 2011 at 2:18
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    Sorry, I forgot that going postal is a cultural thing (or maybe I just watch too many American movies) Jul 25, 2011 at 2:43
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    Probably related to this change somehow.
    – Jon Seigel
    Jul 25, 2011 at 3:26
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    The community user randomly bumps old questions that have not been answered anyway. So this is not really unusual.
    – Cody Gray
    Jul 25, 2011 at 3:30
  • @Cody - is it meant to bump 6 questions at seemingly random time intervals? Jul 25, 2011 at 3:32
  • Why not? The random time intervals don't seem strange to me at all. Are you concerned about the quantity? Six seems like too many to bump at one time with no other activity in between?
    – Cody Gray
    Jul 25, 2011 at 3:33
  • @cody - yeah, the number is unusual, but also the time spans. They were bumped at 2,2,3,3,1,14 minutes apart Jul 25, 2011 at 3:40
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    Given my last name, I resemble that remark. Of all of the synonyms available for bat **** crazy, you had to pick that one :P
    – Tim Post
    Jul 25, 2011 at 9:34
  • Oh no! It's Skynet all over again!
    – John
    Jul 25, 2011 at 23:02

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On Server Fault, there was a spam account that had answered 5 out of the 6 questions in your screenshot, which triggered the bumping.

The account's deletion caused Community to show up as the last activity user.

Evil spammers!

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