Will editing the question make it rank forward or not?

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Editing the question will rank it forward, being the newest until of course another one gets asked, answered or bumped, unless the question has a reputation of -5 or less. The order in the Recent QUestions/Active tab is by last activity date. Votes do not count towards that activity, neither does flaging or voting to close, or commenting.

Have a look at these questions about bumping questions and getting attention and the FAQ towards the bottom.

  • To make it further,will it become the newest after editing?
    – Shore
    Commented Aug 28, 2009 at 8:24
  • I mean,rank first by date
    – Shore
    Commented Aug 28, 2009 at 8:25
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    Editing a post will not move it to the top of the Newest Questions list, only to the Active list.
    – TheTXI
    Commented Aug 28, 2009 at 11:41

From the FAQs :

What if I don't get a good answer?

In order to get good answers, you have to put some effort into the question. Edit your question to provide status and progress updates. Document your own continued efforts to answer your question. This will naturally bump your question and get more people interested in it.

If, after two days, you still don't have an answer you like, you can offer a bounty. Slice off a bit of your own hard-earned reputation -- anywhere from 50 to 500 -- and attach it to the question as a bounty. We'll even throw in 50 reputation to sweeten the deal. The bountied question will appear with a special icon in all question lists, and it will also be visible on the home page Featured tab.

Once initiated, the bounty period lasts seven days. If you mark an accepted answer, your bounty is awarded to the answerer (do note that accepted bounty answers are permanent and cannot be changed). If you do not accept an answer in seven days, the top voted answer will automatically become the accepted answer, and half your bounty will be awarded to that answer. You will always give up the amount of reputation specified in the bounty, so if you start a bounty, be sure to follow up and accept the best answer!

Of course, bounty awards, like all accepted answers, are immune to the daily reputation cap and community wiki mode.

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