The community bot consistently brings up questions without any answers or activity, which becomes tiresome, renders the site irrelevant, and conceals new questions. Shouldn't we automatically close questions that have had no activity for a certain period of time, like a year? What's the benefit of keeping them open when it's clear that no one, including the person who started the thread, is interested in them? Furthermore, the "modified xx minutes ago" is a lie, which is unethical to say the least.
Similarly, should we consider outdated duplicate answers that may no longer be relevant today? While this isn't a frequent occurrence, I occasionally come across questions marked as duplicates because of questions without any accepted answers or with answers that are no longer applicable, or were incorrect even when they were accepted.
Apologies for combining two different questions in one post. I didn't want to create two separate threads since both questions revolve around the passage of time since the questions were asked, but feel free to edit if needed.
EDIT: Just noticed the algo is 50/50. The image below shows 4 and 4 in my screen.
I counted the total number of posts on the front page and found that there are 48 posts in total. Out of these, 24 are currently active, while the other 24 are old and irrelevant posts that have zero activity and were bumped by the Community Bot.
This is getting completely out of hand. June 5, 2023 (for some reason, I get an error trying to upload the capture even though it's only 190kb). I see 11 questions above the fold. Seven are community "fake bumps," 1 migrated, 1 closed, and 2 questions with real activity.
I might be wrong, but I think this is one of the reasons why UX.SE has much lower participation than it had in years before. When you see most of the activity is fake, you get desensitized, and ultimately you leave. Again, I might be completely wrong; it's just an assumption.