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Please add a way to ‘bump’ questions back to the front page.

How about a bump feature along with the bounty? Some questions aren't applicable for a bounty as it would most likely expire with no net gain other then rep loss.

Would a question "bump this question" costing 1 rep (or 2, 3, whatever) be applicable? Of course you would only make this attainable at a certain rep level (150?) and you could either limit it to your own questions or allow anyone to bump anyone else's question.

  • -1 for bumping your own questions +1 for bumping other's questions
    – Earlz
    Apr 30, 2010 at 18:41
  • See meta.stackexchange.com/questions/4397/… about bumping. We can already accomplish bumping by editing. There is no real other necessary measure in my opinion
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Apr 30, 2010 at 18:42
  • Yes, but then you have to find a good reason to edit the darn question. Sometimes (See some of my SO questions) there is only so much you can edit in. It's not about rep whoring or getting views, it's about wanting an answer. Fundamentally I believe this is a necessary feature of the SO machine because it enables this primary role to be fulfilled.
    – Josh K
    Apr 30, 2010 at 18:45
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    What makes an unedited answer more appealing than one that has been edited, however minor that edit? If it happens too frequently people will flag it all the same. If the question isn't interesting enough to get the right people to answer it, how is not changing it going to help it get answered?
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Apr 30, 2010 at 19:00
  • It's not is the question interesting enough, it's how fast is it getting bumped off of the front page.
    – Josh K
    May 6, 2010 at 4:18


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