Many times in the past I've edited a somewhat recent answer—say, from 30 minutes ago—and noticed that the concomitant question didn't bump to the top. I just confirmed it with this answer; the question is currently sorted in the JavaScript page based on when it was asked, not my edit.

I've never made edits just to bump a question to whore rep—my original answer was wrong which was why I fixed it—but my understanding is that the CW self-edit trigger exists to prevent edit-then-bump-then-score-rep—profit! activity.

If non-ancient edits no longer bump a question, should the self-edit CW trigger be brought inline with this? Should an answer be made CW if you make 10 edits that actually bump the question?

and to avoid any implication of impropriety, I'm already capped on SO, so I'm not looking for any sort of "meta effect" on my answer

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    Click on another view tab. Try active instead of newest
    – random
    Commented Nov 29, 2011 at 17:00
  • @random - all that time typing the question - blown away :) -- thanks. Can you put that in an answer so I can close? Commented Nov 29, 2011 at 17:02
  • sory but what is bump ? Commented May 22, 2012 at 12:49

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Yes, any and all successful editing will still bump the question. This has not changed (though we have had recent errors with bumping that have been fixed).

As noted by random, you may have been looking at the wrong tab - only the 'Active' tab shows these bumps; the purpose of that tab is to show new activity.

  • Bump it on the Active tab, as Random pointed out. I only ever check the newest tab, which was the source of the confusion. Thank you Grace. Commented Nov 29, 2011 at 17:13
  • Is the Active tab now called 'interesting'? Or is it just gone? Edit: Oh, the Active tab is on the Questions page, not the home page. Commented Jul 2, 2013 at 15:47

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