I am curious - why this post was "bumped to the homepage by Community" when clearly there is NO activity for more than 4 years?

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It's an automated action based on specific hidden patterns :) so not all automated action is valid from our perspectives because we don't know these hidden patterns.

BTW, there are a lot of automated system flags that raised to specific answers and questions that actually valid! so the community allows us as moderator to check it first to make sure it's valid or not and then take the right action.

What I can say in this case, the Community bumped this question to the homepage because of its views became > 1000 view.

So the community notes that it's a Popular Question that its answer not accepted yet, therefore, it asks us for reviewing the provided answers! by trying to do a specific action like

  • Upvote the answer if it good and helpful.
  • Provide another good answer if it bad.
  • Enhance the current answer and question if it needs to some edit!

One of the community aims is providing a very well answer that satisfies the OP and that would lead to closing the question by accepting the correct answer. Moreover, it will be helpful for all future users.

Hope it makes sense :)

  • Thank you. It explains a lot - in this case, the views. Commented Aug 23, 2018 at 5:23
  • Good to know. actually there should be a wiki page to list out these kinda info. Really worth to know how we are taking care of our community. cheers. Commented Oct 17, 2018 at 2:19
  • IMHO bumped questions only create clutter. There's a pretty big chance OP isn't around any more so the answer won't get accepted. Also, not too many people are keen to answer it. That's just my 2 cents, I might be totally mistaken. Commented Sep 29, 2019 at 7:48

The purpose of bumping has already been explained on another answer: review the existing answers.

For the bumping criteria, the question have to be:

  • Scoring >= 0
  • Not deleted or closed
  • Have gone at least 30 days with no activity
  • Have at least one non-deleted answer scoring 0 and none scoring more than that
  • No accepted answer

From Shog9's answer on MSE.

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