I just logged onto SuperUser for the first time in several weeks, and I noticed that I have "activity" 2 days ago on a long-un-answered question:

http://superuser.com/questions/54108/multi-monitor-setup-goes-crazy-after-locking-unlocking-vista-machine

Can anyone shed any light on what that activity was? I can't see any comments, edits, revisions, answers, or anything. It also said I had new answers when I hit the homepage, but I don't see it anywhere either. Could it be that an answer was deleted?

If so, is there a better way of presenting this (non-)activity to the user?

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Perhaps you were drunk –  Juan Manuel Mar 8 '10 at 20:55
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I believe the Community User "bumps" older posts that do not have an accepted answers and I believe this changes the latest activity date without displaying any viewable changes.

From the Community User's profile:

I do things like

  • Randomly poke old unanswered questions every hour so they get some attention
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I think you may have hit the nail on the head. This question here (meta.stackoverflow.com/posts/34772/timeline) was poked by Community, and it doesn't show in the timeline. I'll head over to the Timeline question and report it there. –  Farseeker Mar 8 '10 at 22:31
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It's a mystery. The timeline shows the last activity was February 5th:

http://superuser.com/posts/54108/timeline

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Heyy I've never seen that timeline thing before. Cool! –  Farseeker Mar 8 '10 at 21:26
    
@Farseeker, meta.stackexchange.com/questions/36303/… –  Lance Roberts Mar 8 '10 at 21:32
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If an answer or comment was deleted you might see a notification of recent activity but not see what caused it. That's happened to me, though I wouldn't think you'd still see it two days later.

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Nice to see I'm not going crazy ;) –  Farseeker Mar 8 '10 at 21:27
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@Farseeker: no, you're crazy –  squillman Mar 8 '10 at 22:06
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