Right now, there is process by which questions are automatically brought to the top of the list to get more attention, and marked as last touched by Community.
I haven't worked out exactly what the standard is for this promotion, but it seems to often involve no upvotes; certainly no accepted answer is part of it.
The thing is, with our small site, whenever a question is unearthed by this process:
- It is from a user who is never going to come back and accept an answer
- it is such an obscure or difficult question it is unlikely to ever get an answer, and doesn't add much to the quality of the site
I tried to make a list of examples, but other than the two most recent, it is really hard to locate these. Anyone know how to get a list to review?
Bringing them back to the top often just piles on more low quality answers, if it does anything at all.
I suggest this feature be turned off for SA, where it is counter productive in my opinion.