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Unfortunately, I had a late-night doubt recently, which meant (that I realized later on) I wouldn't probably get many replies (this was the question). I got just one reply, but I need more input from the experienced community of sysadmins at ServerFault.

I do not have enough rep. to offer a bounty and feature the question. What should I do under circumstances like this? Asking the same question again, but in different tone, is one. But is it considered spamming? Please advise.

EDIT: Thanks for the quick answers. I normally edit my questions many times for the sake of clarity, but I never realized that I was actually bumping them. LOL!

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possible duplicate of How do I get attention for my old, unanswered questions? – Cody Gray Aug 13 '11 at 6:37
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You can bump your question back up the list by editing the question text to improve the question.

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But don't just add nonsense like "any answers yet?" – Michael Petrotta Aug 12 '11 at 15:32
@Michael Petrotta right! noted. – its_me Aug 12 '11 at 15:33

Definitely not ask the question again.

Instead, modify your question. This serves two purposes:

  • You can add extra clarification about what is being asked, possibly as results of previous answers and comments, and
  • It bumps the question in the recently active list to the top so it gets new attraction for answering.
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