How many bumps is too many?
Is there a limit to the number of times "Community user" can bump a question? There are questions with one or more unvoted answers that do not attract views, that do not attract the attention of hi-rep users, that do not attract upvotes for several years.
Curiously, questions that have not received any answer or where an answer was submitted but later deleted, are never bumped by the system.
Questions can be bumped by the system (i.e. “community”) for two reasons:
- There are no upvoted answers
- The OP did not accept an answer.
On the smaller sites this can be quite annoying, the same post can resurface month after month for years on end.
How to stop the bumping
Solutions include; upvoting an answer that is half-decent, downvoting the OP, voting to close the OP, or posting an answer in the hope of it being upvoted. But still, after years of being bumped, month after month, when is it time to put a post to rest, once and for all?
If I've understood correctly, some sites impose restrictions on the number of questions Community user can bump on a given day. But I am talking about the number of years a question can be bumped. According to one commenter, the buck stops here, i.e. with the community.
No limit, people should vote to sort the problem out, and rare exceptions have been made.
- What is the most bumped question in the history of the Stack Exchange network?
- Should we change Community's bumps according to the amount of times a question has *already* been bumped
- Way to know when a question was auto bumped even after it was changed
- Is it possible to find out how many times a certain question has been bumped by Community?
- Question re-bumped by community every month
- On Stack Overflow Meta
Why is the Community User so determined to bump this question?