I keep seeing old questions popping up, marked as changed by the 'Community' user.

Today it was these:

What's going on here?


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If you look at the user's profile it reads:

Hi, I'm not really a person.

I'm a background process that helps keep this site clean!

I do things like

  • Randomly poke old unanswered questions every hour so they get some attention
  • Own community questions and answers so nobody gets unnecessary reputation from them
  • Own downvotes on spam/evil posts that get permanently deleted
  • Own suggested edits from anonymous users

So I think we're seeing those random pokes. Now, as for why it picks the questions it does, I don't know.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I believe it simply randomly picks questions with no upvoted answers -- the three questions under discussion certainly fit that criteria at the moment. \$\endgroup\$
    – user1430
    Jun 15, 2012 at 15:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ @JoshPetrie Yep, that's basically what it does. \$\endgroup\$
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Jun 18, 2012 at 16:18

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