This is commonly seen that when someone with 1 reputation point writes an all promotion answer, they get almost a dozen downvotes and then the answer gets deleted, either by a moderator, high-rep user or the owner themselves.
However that old question (because such people always tend to select highly seen question and accepted posts) gets prompted up at the beginning and stays there with the "modified by [user-name]" tag. Some examples of such recent posts:
Because of this, new questions go down in the list. I know those who wish to answer will hunt down unanswered questions, but this is sometimes highly inefficient. I get it we can't control users from posting such non-answer worthy answers, but then this feature can be implemented:
- When users modify their question or answer, it gets prompted at the top.
- Similarly, when an user deletes his/her answer or someone else's answer, they shouldn't be prompted. Like, if I answer to a question asked about an year ago, and then decide to delete it, then it (the post) should go back to its position in the list where it priorly belonged, and not on the top because I wrote and then deleted my answer.
I hope I was able to convey my suggestions/opinions properly.