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When old question without accepted answer is auto bumped to front page, we see it as edited by "Community" user - all good.

However, once there is other activity in the question - new answer or edit, that auto bump indication is lost. It does not appear in any edit history and probably not even in the moderator/10K tools like deleted posts.

Is it possible to preserve some indication of the auto bump, for example as part of the question edit history?

Motivation for this request is this answer, posted today to old question - so I wonder if the user saw it in front page and thought it's new question or explicitly digged that old question somehow.

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From the timeline one can see that the question was not recently bumped to the front page: the other answer got its first upvote on Dec 11 '10, so there was no bumping afterwards. (Community bumps only non-negatively scored questions with no upvoted answers.) So, the answer that was your motivation was not posted after Community did some poking.

Nevertheless I support your feature-request. I've thought more than once that it would be useful to have an indication of "commutity bumps" in the edit history: Sometimes I see that someone edits a post for very minor reasons, which usually annoys me, but I find it perfectly OK if the question is anyway already on the front page.

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Cool hidden feature, thanks! And thanks for the support as well.. :) –  Shadow Wizard May 2 '11 at 11:20

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