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Who is the Community user?

I see the Community user on the user page. It seems to edit posts sometimes. What is it? And why has it downvoted over 1800 times? See also: What are “Community Wiki” posts? Return to FAQ Index
123 votes
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What can cause a question to be bumped?

What can cause a question to be "bumped" to the first page in the Active tab of a Stack Exchange site? (Changing the "Last Active" date.) Return to FAQ Index.
32 votes
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How can we make the purpose of Community "bumping" more obvious?

There's been a lot of confusion over the years regarding the automatic "bumping" of questions... Community ♦ should discriminate more when bumping unanswered questions Community ♦ seems to be bumping ...
Shog9's user avatar
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Question re-bumped by community every month

This question, on the electronics meta site, gets bumped by Community about exactly the same day each and every month, and that's the seventh time (see the timeline). Why? I haven't seen that for any ...
dim's user avatar
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9 votes
2 answers

Anomalous community user activity

On the meta home page I noticed the community user is listed as doing something, but cannot figure out what it is. There is nothing on the question or its timeline, but the recent activity is listed ...
user avatar
35 votes
1 answer

Questions auto bumped by the Community User even though they are locked This question on Server Fault was just bumped to the front page like any other question that has no ...
MDMarra's user avatar
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7 votes
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Why the Community ♦ user accounts aren't connected between them?

I see that each Stack Exchange site has a Community ♦ user that keeps the sites clean. For example: Stack Overflow Ask Ubuntu Server Fault etc We see that the Community ♦ user has the userid -1. My ...
Ionică Bizău's user avatar
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Questions asked during low hours: Randomly replay during peak hours

To old users it might be somewhat obvious what time and day to ask questions. Not so much to some new users though. Would it make sense to replay the questions that didn't get much of front-page ...
0fnt's user avatar
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27 votes
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Community user does not bump questions that never had an answer

One of the duties of the community user is to Randomly poke old unanswered questions every hour so they get some attention according to the Community user FAQ. This seems to only happen for ...
Mad Scientist's user avatar
8 votes
2 answers

Allow sites to disable or otherwise tweak Community auto-bumping

So the Community user bumps posts occasionally: Posts eligible for bumping are those scoring >= 0 that have gone at least 30 days with no activity, have at least one non-deleted answer scoring 0 ...
ArtOfCode's user avatar
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2 votes
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Duplicates of unanswered questions

A recent case of a question being marked as a duplicate of another still unanswered question pushed me to think about unanswered questions and questions that asks already asked things. I understand ...
Blas Soriano's user avatar
-12 votes
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What is the point to show to anonymous users posts bumped by Community user? How to prevent that bad questions be bumped in low participation sites?

TL;DR: Showing Community-user bumped questions to anonymous users is more likely to cause harm than good, isn't it? If this is correct, what feature-request should be asked and where (per-site-meta or ...
Rubén's user avatar
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3 votes
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Is there a limit to the number of times "community" can bump a question?

How many bumps is too many? Is there a limit to the number of times "Community user" can bump a question? There are questions with one or more unvoted answers that do not attract views, that ...
Mari-Lou A Слава Україні's user avatar
5 votes
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Why does the Community ♦︎︎ user only bump questions with at least one answer?

According to this answer to Community ♦ seems to be bumping new questions more frequently than usual, Community ♦︎︎ user bumps questions which "have at least one non-deleted answer scoring 0". I can'...
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
5 votes
1 answer

Change the community user bumps to include questions with a negatively scored answer

As per this answer the community user bumps questions when: Note that the posts eligible for bumping are those scoring >= 0 that have gone at least 30 days with no activity, have at least one non-...
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