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At times questions are asked with no proper responses that are useful to the person who posts questions. even though there might be few up voted answers. these generally get pushed back quickly given the frequency of new questions. This would cause the question to escape the view of the right person capable of answering it.

some people would be motivated to answer unanswered questions . some might skip going through the question if they see enough number of votes on the already answered question. or might not make past the first few pages of the unanswered questions.

is there any proper way to bump up the question without breaking any rules?

EDIT: from stackoverflow.com/faq

Edit your question to provide status and progress updates. Document your own continued efforts to answer your question. This will naturally bump your question and get more people interested in it.

  • What does the bump here mean?
  • Doesediting the question push it up the stack in the relevant tags?
  • make it move to the first pages?
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I had tried posting this topic on meta but was unable to as its not a bug report or such. –  AdityaGameProgrammer Mar 9 '11 at 9:02
    
@Aditya: where did you try to post it? I don't see such an entry. Also: did you try searching on meta, I'm pretty sure this has already been discussed. –  Joachim Sauer Mar 9 '11 at 9:55
    
yes i searched on meta first.. and tried posting but was unable to post due some issue with tags. but if This topic is more relevant there kindly move it. I am just looking for an answer. @joachim in quoted text from the SO/faq section what does the "bump your question mean" ? –  AdityaGameProgrammer Mar 9 '11 at 10:15
    
possible duplicate of Please add a way to 'bump' questions back to the front page –  Pops Mar 28 '12 at 14:19

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"Bump" means "moves the question up the list of questions on the interesting tab. Of course, continuously editing your questions/answers to bump the question is considered abuse of the system.

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edit really does that? i had failed to notice this... thanks –  Aditya P Mar 9 '11 at 13:38
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@Adit The default sort is by last edit time of any post (question or one of its answers) so naturally, editing will cause the question to appear first until newer question is asked or other post is edited. Note that adding comment has no effect on this sort. –  Shadow Wizard Mar 9 '11 at 14:19
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i keep my questions updated. I update with new developments or to try to make the question clearer. It doesn't seem to effect the position of my questions a bit. –  Jay Jun 25 '11 at 15:21

Probably the best way to get attention is to first earn some reputation yourself and then set a bounty for your question. That way your question appears on the "featured" questions tab and also encourages others to invest a little more time into answering your question.

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Other than this? What does the quote from the faq mean? –  Aditya P Mar 9 '11 at 10:51

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