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What can cause my question to be bumped?

When a post has new comments or voting is it moved to the top of the active questions list?

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and the answer is no. –  Rogier21 Jul 1 '11 at 14:18
    
Thanks. I guess I got down voted for posting in the wrong place, even though I can't post in the right place. Quite a system. –  dbasnett Jul 1 '11 at 14:20
    
I asked because I have had some fairly old questions down-voted (anonymously). –  dbasnett Jul 1 '11 at 14:29
    
You are not banned. There is no red "user suspended" stripe on your profile. Are you getting an error message? If so, what is it? –  Pops Jul 1 '11 at 14:35
    
When I clicked ask a question I got a page that said "Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See goo.gl/C1Kwu to learn more." –  dbasnett Jul 1 '11 at 14:42
    
The link location for ask is meta.stackexchange.com/questions/ask –  dbasnett Jul 1 '11 at 14:44
    
That's the quality monitering systems kicking in. As you had two question heavily downvoted and a one closed the system has prevented you from asking any more questions (which on a meta site is not the best idea. Also, I though the goo.gl link was removed). –  tombull89 Jul 1 '11 at 14:46
    
@dbasnett your IP may have been banned but your account was not (as @Popular mentioned), I'm going to edit your question so as not to derail the actual question with account discussion –  Daniel DiPaolo Jul 1 '11 at 14:48
    
@tombull89 - It has been almost a year. If I can't ask questions how can I possibly get more points? Comments only? The questions I was down-voted so heavily were about points in this game. –  dbasnett Jul 1 '11 at 14:49
    
In light of @Daniels edit I have edited my answer. –  tombull89 Jul 1 '11 at 14:50
    
Seems like something you could have easily tested for yourself... Or searched for an existing question that already answered it. Your choice. –  Cody Gray Jul 1 '11 at 16:02
    
Me and Steve Jobs. What are you going to do with us stupid users... :) I used to do help desk stuff and inevitably you had to ask if it was plugged in. It was amazing how often it wasn't. I made sure they knew how stupid they were. –  dbasnett Jul 1 '11 at 16:36

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Comment and votes do not bump a question, only answer and edits do.

You can go and edit your questions to raise them to the front page again, although this is unfortunately likely to result in more downvotes to you.

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The OP is not banned. There's no red stripe on his/her profile. –  Pops Jul 1 '11 at 14:34
    
I should have been more succinct. I can participate (comment), just not ask questions, which makes this answer "We're a Question and Answer site" amusing. –  dbasnett Jul 1 '11 at 14:46
    
@dbasnett - It makes it accurate. If this were a forum you would be banned and not reading this :) Also nothing is stopping you from CONTRIBUTING in the form of answers. –  JNK Jul 1 '11 at 14:50
    
Why would I be banned? Hadn't tried answers, I quit coming to this site since last July. –  dbasnett Jul 1 '11 at 14:51
    
you were the one that said "now I have been banned" - but you havent. "Banned" is the complete and utter destruction of the account, while the quaility filter (which you have triggered) prevents any questions being asked. You can still comment (and maybe answer, I am not sure). –  tombull89 Jul 1 '11 at 14:53
    
also, not trying to be petty, if you quit the site, why'd you come back? –  tombull89 Jul 1 '11 at 14:55
    
For participating at all today I just received some new down votes for the questions from a year ago. Wow! –  dbasnett Jul 1 '11 at 14:55
    
I have answered your question. It is up to you to accept or not. –  tombull89 Jul 1 '11 at 14:58
    
@tombull89 - SO moved my question. I wanted to vent about anonymous down votes (again) of old posts at SO. And look Ma' it happens here too. –  dbasnett Jul 1 '11 at 14:59
    
"I have answered your question. It is up to you to accept or not." I would have voted to close this, but I can't. –  dbasnett Jul 1 '11 at 15:00
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@dbasnett - you may get better results from your interactions here if you stop thinking of yourself as a martyr who is being singled out and, you know, contributed or something. Coming back to complain is probably not going to garner you a lot of positive attention. –  JNK Jul 1 '11 at 15:05
    
I had a legitimate question. The page that popped up when I tried to ask the question wasn't exactly user friendly, so I mistakenly thought I was banned. I may not be alone in the inability to ask questions here ("being singled out") but how would I know. These xOverflow sites are just a place to ask / receive help. Down-votes should be banned, and if not that, then anonymous down-votes should be. –  dbasnett Jul 1 '11 at 15:17
    
@dbasnett - Then feel free to start your own series of sites with that ethos. That's not how it works here, and you have already gotten more than your money's worth for your contributions I think. –  JNK Jul 1 '11 at 15:27
    
@JNK - Thanks. I didn't know that. –  dbasnett Jul 1 '11 at 15:32
    
and those down votes for year old posts just keep rolling in :) Don't draw attention to yourself, don't draw attention to yourself, don't draw attention to yourself, don't draw attention to yourself... –  dbasnett Jul 1 '11 at 16:08

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