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An edit to a question or answer always bumps the question, right? Well, not in this case:

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As you can see, I'm on the main page (which sorts by active (which is affected by edit bumping), right?). Also, you can see that I made a change to that question 43 seconds before that screen shot and it's clearly lower than "How to insert code in code block" that was changed 5 hours ago. (Come to think of it, why doesn't that question say who bumped it?

This was about 2 weeks ago, and I just saw it happen again today on Gaming. I make an edit, click the logo, and am surprised when the question I just edited isn't bumped to the top.

What's going on here?

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Does it only happen to questions you've edited, rather than ones edited by other people? –  Andrew Grimm Dec 1 '11 at 2:23
    
@AndrewGrimm I don't recall having noticed it affect edits by other people. I've only seen this ever happen twice. –  John Dec 1 '11 at 2:25
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Might be something as simple as caching. –  Anna Lear Dec 1 '11 at 2:33
    
@AnnaLear I figured as much, but I'd like to hear it decisively. –  John Dec 1 '11 at 3:02
    
From my experience, the front page seems to cache things for longer than for example a tag page, so it often takes a minute or two before it gets bumped. –  hammar Dec 1 '11 at 4:14
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The order of the homepage is heavily cached - it's one of the most hit pages on the site.

Simply wait a few minutes and it will adjust so that it is sorted correctly.

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