Relatively regularly, I'll come to the page and see an interesting question or one that otherwise draws my attention in some way. At some point while preparing a comment or answer I end up noticing that the question is a year or two old and there has been no recent activity (answer, comment, edit, etc.) to it. Yet, nonetheless, it is at the forefront of the page. This question is one example: Can a medical professional be liable for not completing a procedure as claimed?. It's from 2017 but today (4/4/20) it's listed as the first/top question.
My question is why does that happen and/or how does that get determined? Any insight on this is appreciated. Thanks.