There's been a lot of confusion over the years regarding the automatic "bumping" of questions...
- Community ♦ should discriminate more when bumping unanswered questions
- Community ♦ seems to be bumping new questions more frequently than usual
- Should we close question that keeps being bumped by Community?
- Community user does not bump questions that never had an answer
- Please do not "lie" that the Community user "modified" the question
I was discussing this with my esteemed colleague jmac the other day, and it occurred to me that we never actually hint at what we want folks to do when these questions are bumped.
To be clear, the intent here is to resurface questions that someone has attempted to answer, but which haven't yet attracted any votes to either confirm the usefulness or decry the worthlessness of the answer(s) that've been posted. Q&A that, above all, needs feedback.
...But we don't really say this anywhere. And I strongly suspect that an awful lot of folks viewing these questions just shrug and move on.
Well, now that we can measure this I think it's time to start thinking about ways in which we might improve it.
So with that in mind, what guidance for readers and voters would you want to see attached to questions bumped to the active lists?