I am going to use this question as an example, but I have seen several similar situations. Here are some relevant facts:
- The question has been bumped by Community six times, once per month for the last six months. The first bump was over two years after the original posting.
- The question poster was "last seen" October 22, 2013, a few weeks after posting this and a couple other questions.
- The question has an answer with an up-vote, although never accepted.
I know that Community claims to:
- Randomly poke old unanswered questions every hour so they get some attention
Is this no longer a useful thing to do in this case? I doubt if this question will get any additional answers. The existing answer may get more votes, but since the user has obviously given up on SE, there is almost no chance of the answer getting accepted.
Again, this is just one example of something I have observed repeatedly. I'm curious as to what algorithm community uses to decide what to bump, and should said algorithm be revisited?
(If it is felt this would be better on meta.se instead of this site-specific meta, I have no objection to migration.)