Just as sample: such type of questions must be closed as offtopic (due to low-level quality) on 2012, and anyway not forced to homepage from trashcan and oblivion in 2017!

I saw such (noisy) bumping some times before, just can't resist now. Please stop degradation of SE!!!

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    In short: the community as a whole doesn't vote enough : meta.serverfault.com/q/6418/37681
    – HBruijn
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 9:12
  • @HBruijn - not related. Community may be silent, lazy, haters of "gamification"... any really. But in professional environment lazy lame questions must NOT be forced regardless of votes they have or miss Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 9:56
  • If bumping now produce bad results, it's time to fix it, not to explain why shit happens. IMNSHO Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 9:58
  • Make like everyone else, and click question and then click newest, (but it produce the result as @HBruijn 's told, those question don't get vote (good or bad))
    – yagmoth555 Mod
    Commented Mar 15, 2017 at 13:27
  • It is related. Things get bumped because they don't have votes.
    – TRiG
    Commented Mar 16, 2017 at 16:02
  • @yagmoth555 - I'm interested in changed information also, and prefer do not act as 1001 lemming. It's my style, don't dictate me to change it Commented Mar 16, 2017 at 17:52
  • @TRiG - OK. "Idiots are idiots because they are idiots". Do not kick a dead horse will be more fair play Commented Mar 16, 2017 at 17:54
  • @LazyBadger I dont dictate, but for change like you propose you will need to propose on meta stackexchange .. and good luck there, my tone was with that in mind, not against you
    – yagmoth555 Mod
    Commented Mar 16, 2017 at 17:55

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Remember that voting in all of it's forms is community oversight. It's not about giving away a PhD, you don't need to solve the halting problem information just needs to be clear and correct/helpful.

Voting on Q&A is intended to solve the following problem

How do you know that the information in a post is useful?

Without voting, Q&A on SE is largely no better than finding information on a random blog on the internet.

Among other things the Community User rummages around in the sewer and pulls out Q&A that have answers but no votes and chucks them at the front page in the hope that someone will look at them and vote as appropriate. It even has this to say on the post notice

This question has answers that may be good or bad; the system has marked it active so that they can be reviewed.

The easiest way to stop stuff from being bumped by the community user is to simply vote.

  • I don't want to vote on middle-quality bullshit "just for peace". Community User makes monkey-job now, and in shit-style! Commented Mar 16, 2017 at 17:49
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    Looking at your profile you vote on almost nothing - shrugs. Downvotes work too.
    – user9517
    Commented Mar 16, 2017 at 17:56

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