Why do some questions come to the top of the active list when nothing seems to have been changed?

Example question:Old question without noticeable activity

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If you look at the timeline for that question you will see an entry

bumped by community user

Some questions are occasionally "bumped" by the community user. See this meta answer

The Community user randomly bumps old, unanswered questions to bring them to the attention of users and [maybe] get them answered

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    Note for clarity, unanswered in Stack Exchange context means: the question has some answers, but there are no accepted nor upvoted answers. It doesn't mean no answers. Now that the answers on the linked question have been upvoted, it won't be randomly bumped by the Community bot anymore.
    – Andrew T.
    Jan 22, 2019 at 12:45

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