If I asked a question in SO a few months ago, and is still open, if I edit the question will it come up fresh in today's questions?
If not, how could one "push" up "older" questions still not answered?
My understanding is that new questions always appear first and as you move through pages you see older questions (i.e. by date).
Is this possible by editing the question with the new findings in case it helps being answered or is it better to start a new post?
Or the idea is to edit the page and stay where it is? I am not sure how this works in SO.



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The post will rise, if someone adds/edits an answer or you/someone edits the question

If you want to attract more eyeballs, you may want to offer a bounty(only available for posts which are atleast 48 hrs old )

  • @abel:So if I asked the question 5 months ago and I edit it again today, I will see it in the top of today's questions?
    – user155461
    Jan 8, 2011 at 9:29
  • @user155461 Questions that are selected for the homepage, depend on the user viewing it too. See jeff's post
    – abel
    Jan 8, 2011 at 9:42
  • @user155461 a bounty is going to draw the most attention to your question and will keep in the light for a few days.
    – jzd
    Jan 8, 2011 at 14:52
  • @abel:I updated a question, and then pressed on "Questions".My edited question was not in the list of fresh questions even though I had the relevant tag (specifically java) in my SO questions page related tags. Why is this?
    – user155461
    Jan 9, 2011 at 9:28
  • @jzd:The bounty is subtracted from my points?
    – user155461
    Jan 9, 2011 at 9:29
  • @user155461 yes, that is how bounties work.
    – jzd
    Jan 9, 2011 at 14:24
  • @user155461 Try refreshing and you should find the question on that page. SO gets a lot of questions, it's easier to try this on a sister site like programmers
    – abel
    Jan 10, 2011 at 8:16

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