Some old questions are usually "edited" by Community profiles on the network sites, in order to get more attention if they meet certain criteria.

Is there a way to know that an old question has already been bumped by Community, or does the warning on the yellow board disappear after some time?


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Yeah, the message only shows up for a day or so (currently 1 day on Stack Overflow, 3 everywhere else). But, a history record is created when the post is bumped, so you can use the Stack Exchange Data Explorer to find out when questions were bumped in the past:

select top 500 -- only most recent 500 for this example; we're not that bored
 PostId [Post Link], CreationDate "Date Bumped"
from PostHistory
where PostHistoryTypeId=50
order by CreationDate desc

Caveat: this history only goes back as far as May of 2016

  • Hmm.. is it a day or 3? Happy to quote you instead if Oded is wrong :)
    – Cai
    Feb 22, 2017 at 23:52
  • 1
    Heh... The current setting is 1 day on Stack Overflow, but the default is 3 (so that applies to all other sites). Edited to note this.
    – Shog9
    Feb 22, 2017 at 23:56

The community bump notice disappears after any activity or ages away after three days of inactivity (or one on Stack Overflow). You can see if a particular post has been bumped by looking at that post's timeline or revision list. You can see a post's timeline using the URL:


or, revision list:


This question, for example, was recently bumped. You can see that it has been bumped twice in the last month...


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