Why is it that some old questions will show recent activity yet when looking at the question page, nothing indicates any change?

For example, How to combine with openvpn, dynamic-ip? has its last activity marked as today, but there are no new comments, edits or answers.

Why does this happen?

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Community digs them up once in a while, it is a system process that brings two old, unanswered questions to the front page every hour.

  • @studiohack, thanks for the answer! May 22, 2011 at 3:36
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    [citation-required] on "... two ..."
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    May 22, 2011 at 8:20
  • You can just eyeball the questions list to see two per hour kicked up again. Citation by observation. @sat
    – random Mod
    May 22, 2011 at 15:56
  • that's right @Sathya, @random is correct. I remember observing it, and reading about it somewhere, but I don't think I can find it again.
    – studiohack
    May 23, 2011 at 0:04
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    ok fair enough Studio & @random
    – Sathyajith Bhat Mod
    May 23, 2011 at 1:43
  • 2
    What? Why, here you go: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/48578/…
    – random Mod
    May 23, 2011 at 3:41

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