I've noticed the "Community" bot bumping a lot of older question threads to the top of the queue. If you go into the activity history, the "bump" action has the comment text:
This question has answers that may be good or bad; the system has marked it active so that they can be reviewed.
Many (most?) of these posts share the following characteristics:
- Question written by low-activity, low-reputation user
- Has answers
- No answers are marked as "accepted"
- Highly unlikely that the OP will ever mark any answer as "accepted"
Is there any way that community members (presumably moderators) could flag or categorize such questions, so the Community user stops bumping them and stops cluttering up the queue with these old and permanently-stale posts?
Should we create a "perma-stale" tag to help categorize and identify posts like this, which are unlikely to ever have an "accepted" answer (due to the OP not returning)?
Is there any way to message the OP, in order to ask them to choose an answer post, or to comment to explain what aspect of their question is still unaddressed?
Note that this is similar to, but separate from, the following Meta thread:
- Accepting an answer to someone else's question
- I am not suggesting that we try to force an answer post to be marked as "accepted". Rather, I am trying to come up with ways for the Community bot to stop bumping these perma-stale posts.