Just as the title states, do you think it is really necessary to bump questions that already have accepted answers — do you think it's worth shuffling the other questions on top down?

As food for thought, what if there was a checkbox that allowed you to choose whether or not to let it be bumped to main page after the question was answered?

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    What if a question is edited to introduce spam or otherwise vandalize it?
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Dec 4, 2013 at 5:17
  • Questions are already bumped to the main page by default for any edit.
    – person27
    Dec 4, 2013 at 5:17
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    Sure. You're proposing not bumping edited questions under certain conditions. How would you handle vandalisms?
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Dec 4, 2013 at 5:18
  • This question is different in that it targets a specific variant of that scenario. I'm sure closing this question as a duplicate will only provoke reincarnations of the same one later.
    – person27
    Dec 4, 2013 at 5:20
  • "I feel this may be inappropriate if there is already an accepted answer" - seems awfully similar (and it being closed as a duplicate doesn't mean it's gone, but it does open the door for it to be deleted). Dec 4, 2013 at 11:45
  • @Dukeling closing as a dupe rather shuts that door you mention; as an example, dupes are excluded from auto-deletion by roomba
    – gnat
    Dec 4, 2013 at 11:58
  • @gnat I was actually referring to manual deletion (people have been known to delete some really useful stuff, so a 0 score duplicate probably isn't too safe - unless Meta users are different from Stack Overflow users). Dec 4, 2013 at 12:01

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Any action that can cause defacement of a post, or otherwise degrade the quality of the post, merits bumping so that the community can double-check it, and roll it back if the edit is invalid. That pretty much means bumping for all edits under all circumstances.

  • Hmm, that thought hadn't crossed my mind...
    – person27
    Dec 4, 2013 at 5:20

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