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I realized that some questions are bounced to the top, as if they were posted just now. I thought this would occur whenever a new answer is posted, but somehow this is not true.

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Questions are bumped when they are Answered, when the question or any of it's answers are Edited, or when a Bounty is offered.

Additionally, the Community user bot will periodically bump questions with no upvoted answers.

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    This also happens even if the new answer is later deleted or the bounty revoked, making it seem like—to a user with less than 10k or who doesn't check the revisions list—the post was bumped for none of these reasons.
    – user3389
    May 30, 2012 at 16:52
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This happens either when a new answer is posted, the question or an answer is edited, and sometimes, an old unanswered question will be bumped automatically by community.

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Also take note that question won't be 'bounced back' if you're on the newest questions tab.

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  • This was my problem. Thanks!
    – ayckoster
    May 30, 2012 at 16:48

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