When a post goes unhanded, it gets randomly lifted to the front page by the @community bot.
Many of the actions that get taken against certain kinds of posts is due to very big dislike of this behavior. On the other hand the community bot is doing a favor because its pointing out that maybe you missed this.
The central aspect is that it fills the front page on not so busy days with posts that could be more or less called community failures. Zombie posts that are destined to walk the exchange without a master, or anybody who would vote for a answer.
The argument is that I can filter questions, yes I can. But a first time visitor can not. Also there's a second argument often cited: They will eventually get handled. But really is 2-3 years later really good enough because that's what it means for certain posts.
So in order to facilitate more leniency on new askers, thus allowing a larger question base. Could or should:
- The algorithm be changed somehow
- @community be throttled back a bit
This would probably go a long way into solving certain issues. What do you think?