Closes / Edits Should Not Bump Questions on "Recent" List
I just checked SU to see if there are any questions I can answer before retiring for the night and the screencap below is what I saw. (Not surprisingly, I didn’t bother answering anything else tonight.) Notice that almost all of the questions already have tons of views and more importantly, are already answered (ie, have accepted an answer).
A quick look through the questions shows that they are primarily simple edits, fixing a bit of capitalization and removing greetings and gratitudes (eg “hi” and “thanks”). Some of them fix broken images (though many of them seem to have been fine before the edit).
In any case, the edits seem pretty trivial, especially since the questions are already completed. Instead, the unnecessary bumping offers little use and simply clutters the front page and pushes down unanswered questions. (I’ve been around for a while and rarely use the
Unanswered tab—or others—let alone less experienced users.)
I think bulk, simple edits like this are pointless and not only not constructive, but actually counterproductive. Any ideas on this?
(There were dozens more edits like these by the time I finished typing this.)