It seems like the <>Community bot bumps old unanswered questions but lately ( today ) it seems like all the questions that have been bumped have legitimate answers but OP just hasn't come back and checkmarked them. Is there a way to keep this from happening, like force marking as answered or something?

Examples of Community Bumped Topics today that clearly have an answer.

  1. Create a custom taxonomy template that loops through child categories in term order?
  2. Images not showing after moving site (but path id OK)
  3. How to add menu support to a theme?
  4. Getting Details Of Uploaded Image
  5. Is_search not working on search results page

These are just the ones currently on the frontpage, there were more earlier that have faded off.

2 Answers 2


The point is very simple when you compare that to the "unanswered questions" queue

Unanswered is everything that has no answer(s) [with upvotes]

Just go and upvote the answer(s) if you think know those are correct and the question will vanish from the "unanswered" queue and count as "answered".


The criteria are:

Note that the posts eligible for bumping have gone at least 30 days with no activity, have at least one answer scoring 0 and none scoring more than that, and no accepted answer (also, they can't be locked or closed).


So the answer is — upvote good answers! :) Upvoted answer makes question "answered" in stack's terminology, even in lack of accepted answer.

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