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
    Nov 29 '11 at 17:00
  • @random - all that time typing the question - blown away :) -- thanks. Can you put that in an answer so I can close? Nov 29 '11 at 17:02
  • sory but what is bump ? May 22 '12 at 12:49

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.


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