In Discourse you can setup “auto-bumping” for topics. This is configured at the category level, as it may be more appropriate in some than others.
To edit a category setting visit it on your site and click the button:
Then visit the “Settings” tab. Auto-bumping has two settings available:
- “Number of open topics to automatically bump daily” – this many topics will be bumped in that category each day
- “Minimum days before bumping the same topic again” – a topic will not be bumped again for this many days
Using the settings above, your topics will be auto-bumped along the following criteria:
Auto-bumping topics is useful for a variety of use-cases; how have you used auto-bumping in your community?
Is it normal that a closed topic got bumped on my Discourse instance?
What are your auto bump category settings?
Number of open topics to automatically bump daily: 0
Minimum days before bumping the same topic again: 1
Those settings in the category should not bump the topic. It’s possible a topic auto-timer was set to bump it, I think…
Let us know if it happens again. I’m not sure how to reproduce it. You might ask the other participants in the conversation if anyone bumped it.