An edit to a question or answer always bumps the question, right? Well, not in this case:

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As you can see, I'm on the main page (which sorts by active (which is affected by edit bumping), right?). Also, you can see that I made a change to that question 43 seconds before that screen shot and it's clearly lower than "How to insert code in code block" that was changed 5 hours ago. (Come to think of it, why doesn't that question say who bumped it?

This was about 2 weeks ago, and I just saw it happen again today on Gaming. I make an edit, click the logo, and am surprised when the question I just edited isn't bumped to the top.

What's going on here?

  • Does it only happen to questions you've edited, rather than ones edited by other people? Dec 1, 2011 at 2:23
  • @AndrewGrimm I don't recall having noticed it affect edits by other people. I've only seen this ever happen twice.
    – John
    Dec 1, 2011 at 2:25
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    Might be something as simple as caching.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Dec 1, 2011 at 2:33
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    @AnnaLear I figured as much, but I'd like to hear it decisively.
    – John
    Dec 1, 2011 at 3:02
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    From my experience, the front page seems to cache things for longer than for example a tag page, so it often takes a minute or two before it gets bumped.
    – hammar
    Dec 1, 2011 at 4:14

1 Answer 1


The order of the homepage is heavily cached - it's one of the most hit pages on the site.

Simply wait a few minutes and it will adjust so that it is sorted correctly.

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