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How do I get attention for old, unanswered questions?

If someone has asked a question on any stack exchange website and the question remains unanswered for a long time i.e. no one has answered/commented on that question. Should there be an option to get your question again in the latest list of questions (just once maybe)?

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marked as duplicate by Bart, Yannis, Manishearth, David Fullerton Jun 21 '12 at 17:31

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There already are such options. You can place a bounty on it. From time to time old unanswered questions might get an automatic bump. And if you improve/update your question, it will get bumped as well. –  Bart Jun 21 '12 at 6:12
    
If someone has not gothigh reputation, then bounty can't be used. And is there any criteria for automatic bumping? –  Vatsal Juneja Jun 21 '12 at 6:14
    
A rep of 75 should not be that difficult to reach. And as I said, then there is still the (entirely free) option of improving your question. –  Bart Jun 21 '12 at 6:15
    
yeah... Improving your question is a good way... Thanks! :) –  Vatsal Juneja Jun 21 '12 at 6:17

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This is already in place - the system itself is auto bumping questions with no accepted or upvoted answers after certain amount of time.

It's done through the Community user account. I couldn't find the official statement about this mechanism but it's explained pretty well in this question here on Meta with Jeff answer giving some technical details as well:

Just to be 100% clear, our definition of unanswered is "no upvoted answers".

I recently tweaked the community bumping so that it favors unanswered questions with lots of views. Right now it takes the top 100 unanswered questions with no recent activity by views, then picks randomly from within that group.

I think it's done after two months of inactivity (no new answer or edit) and when question got answer with upvote it won't get auto bumped.

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