Why is my question no longer added to Top Questions when I edit/update it?

I have just edited it, but it is no longer visible in the list. I see other questions with negative votes high on the Top Questions list. Why is my question no longer updating? Is this a bug? It was updating properly a couple hours ago... why not now? How is the Top Questions list compiled?

I kind of like my question and want it to be seen...

Addition (please do not downvote)

I am adding this disclaimer here because I think people are forgetting something as demonstrated by the comment below that goes as follows:

You could have asked someone on chat [a]bout this and I'm sure they would have explained without downvoting a perfectly legitimate question

At the time this comment was written I had 1 reputation point and was unable to comment or chat since there are minimum requirements for these privileges:

  • minimum to comment = 5
  • minimum to chat = 20


As of writing my rep has improved, and perhaps I will participate in chats once I have received sufficient rep...

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    It's listed, just not where you're looking at: meta.stackexchange.com/questions?sort=active. Basically it's hidden as it reached -8 score, the threshold for being kicked out of the homepage, rationale being that if the community doesn't like it, probably best not to showcase it. Searching for the dupe... – Jenayah Mar 15 at 1:38
  • FWIW it's still visible here, just not on the front of the homepage that everyone sees most often. – Pikachu the Parenthesis Wizard Mar 15 at 1:43
  • @SupaMegaDuckyMomodaWaffle not too familiar with Meta's conventions but isn't it wrong to edit out the [bug] tag? You and I know it's not one, but future searchers might be looking for a similar problem in the [bug] tag? Basically respecting OP's state of mind at the time of putting them, and writing a "it's not a bug" answer instead? – Jenayah Mar 15 at 1:47
  • @Jenayah I actually asked exactly that. It seems the consensus is that it's okay to edit them into support questions if they're obviously by design. Also, I think that, in this case, most people would search for this with [support] rather than [bug]. – Pikachu the Parenthesis Wizard Mar 15 at 1:50
  • @SupaMega alright, nice to kknow :) – Jenayah Mar 15 at 1:56
  • has my question been locked? I can no longer edit it... – kipbits Mar 15 at 12:51
  • @kipbits If it were locked, you wouldn't be able to comment on it. What error message do you see? – MEE was the missing bracket Mar 15 at 12:53
  • oh thanks! meta is giving me double vision – kipbits Mar 15 at 12:54
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    still it would be nice if every time i said something I did not get quite so many down-votes – kipbits Mar 15 at 12:58
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    It's a tough "forum", you need to check for duplicates before posting. You could have asked someone on chat bout this and I'm sure they would have explained without downvoting a perfectly legitimate question. A question I asked myself when I first saw it happened to me but I didn't post a question, (too embarrassed, I guess) so I searched for the answer until I found an explanation. – Mari-Lou A Mar 15 at 13:03
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    @Mari-LouA you are forgetting the minimum 20 rep points to participate in chat – kipbits Mar 15 at 14:21

It's because it has a score of -8 and it's on a meta site:

The "home page" of a Stack Exchange site will filter out all questions that fall below a certain threshold. This is -4 score for main Q&A sites, and -8 for Meta sites. This is because the home page is meant to highlight quality content, so that a brand new visitor will see good stuff. —Grace Note

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