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I direct your attention to this question: What does it mean when the connectivity icons in the status bar go white/gray?

This question was recently bumped by Community♦ to the front page.

I thought the Community♦ user only bumped questions that didn't have upvoted, accepted answers.

This question has:

  • Over 40 votes on the question
  • Over 40 votes on the accepted answer
  • Almost 18,000 views

Why did this get bumped?

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This is actually a result of a different scenario, but from the front page it's effectively indistinguishable from a normal Community♦ bump. What actually happened here was:

In this situation, Community♦ (evidently) becomes the "owner" of the last modification to the post since it would otherwise end up being attributed to a non-existent account. In fact, clicking on the timestamp for the last activity on the front page will link you directly to the deleted answer.

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    Well then. Unfortunately, three deleted answers on that question are from deleted accounts, so the auto-protect didn't kick in. Perhaps it should be applied manually. – ale Mar 12 '13 at 20:20
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    @user267: I agree. I just went and protected it. – eldarerathis Mar 12 '13 at 20:20
  • My fault not looking at the deleted answers. I guess it's because it was below another question that had been bumped. I'll accept this as soon as the timer runs out. – ale Mar 12 '13 at 20:22

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