I tried another method to solve my problem, and edited my question about that an hour ago. It did not bump it and the right sidebar does not say "Active (date)". This is the question: How to automatically authenticate LDAP in Windows using PHP

Another question of mine had an answer added to it today, and it was correctly bumped (and the right sidebar says "Active today"). The question: SQLite: execute case-sensitive LIKE query on a specific query

Why did my first question not get bumped or made active again after I edited it?

To compare another question: c# against Active Directory over LDAP
You can see this was edited 2 hours ago, with no answers from anywhere close to today. This was correctly bumped, as the sidebar says "Active today". My question does not.

  • What makes you think it wasn't bumped? – Pekka supports GoFundMonica May 21 '12 at 20:20
  • @Pekka I edited in to explain more. "Active today" is not showing up, as it should. – JBurace May 21 '12 at 20:22
  • Mmm, maybe only edits by other people (or only by mods?) count towards "active". I'm pretty sure it was bumped nevertheless. – Pekka supports GoFundMonica May 21 '12 at 20:23
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    Nice find, maybe "active" in the rightmost column even only applies to something like new answers being posted. You can see the same here: your edit does not add that "active" here either. It surely got bumped though, just like @Pekka expected. – Arjan May 21 '12 at 20:26
  • Hmm okay. That's a bit confusing. – JBurace May 21 '12 at 20:29
  • Hmmm, my edit did not add that "active" either. It surely bumped it though. One learns something every day ;-) – Arjan May 21 '12 at 20:30
  • Ah, on other posts it links to ?lastactivity, just like the "xx min ago" on the frontpage. That very "xx min" ago is not clickable when editing the question while no answers have been posted either. (On that front page: try clicking on the "1m ago" as shown here; not a link right now.) – Arjan May 21 '12 at 20:34
  • Last "research": ?lastactivity can also refer to editing a question, like (right now) here. But apparently it then still needs answers too, for the link to be shown/used. – Arjan May 21 '12 at 20:53

The edit did bump the question (i.e. push it to the top of the questions-by-activity list).

The "active" stat in the sidebar is only displayed for questions that have answers.

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