I tend to work by writing the gist of an answer, posting it, then looking up quotes and citations, adding each one, one at a time, saving in between additions, and frequently returning to improve the quality of the answer. This tendency is exacerbated by the fact that my laptop is broken and I have to use my iPad. This makes copying and pasting very difficult, and as I switch between tabs, sometimes the SE tab reloads before I have a chance to save the answer, so I have to start all over again, which sucks.
Unfortunately, all these successive edits keep bumping the question up the list and it makes me look like I am trying to steal rep. As far as I know, I only have one option to avoid this- manually make the answer cw (which I am okay with- I care more about good answers than gaining rep. I don't mind not getting rep from upvotes).
But is there any way to edit an answer without it bumping the question up the list?