I've been noticing some posts floating up to the top that don't appear to have had any activity in years. For example, here's one, whose latest activity was an edit in 2014 (yes, before you ask, all the answers and comments are contained in the screenshot):

old post how to properly install ubuntu on imac? (bootcamp)

Is this expected behavior? Are posts like this floating to the top because they don't have an accepted answer yet? Am I missing something obvious? Or is there some other explanation?

Thanks for any info about this! I'm enjoying my time here so far. I can't wait to get to 2000 reputation :)

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An automatic process called Community randomly pokes old questions where an answer exists but hasn't been evaluated (has 0 score and is not accepted). The exact criteria are here.

As I wrote elsewhere,

The reason is "this question may already have an answer that hasn't been recognized as such". It's brought forward so a decision can be made: there is a decent answer (voted up) or no, the attempted answer isn't useful (voted down).

  • That explains it. Thank you!
    – user533208
    Commented May 7, 2016 at 23:24

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