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How to move up/*bump* questions on Stack Exchange sites [duplicate]

At times questions are asked without any proper responses that are useful to the person who posts questions, even though there might be few upvoted answers. These generally get pushed back quickly ...
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How to "push up" old questions in SO [duplicate]

Hi, 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 ...
user155461's user avatar
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Does re-opening, using the dupe hammer, cause the question to be modified? [duplicate]

I saw my own question in the recently active question lists as this: And I wonder what caused this specific user to show up as having modified it. I know that edits, and (deleted) answers cause a ...
Luuklag's user avatar
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Why answered questions are reactivated? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can cause my question to be bumped? I found this and this question on the questions page. At first I was shocked to see that these questions showed "2 mins ago" with 6K ...
Kars's user avatar
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Thread Activity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can cause my question to be bumped? When a post has new comments or voting is it moved to the top of the active questions list?
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What are the criteria for Community to bump a question? [duplicate]

One of the tasks of the mysterious Community user is to Randomly poke old unanswered questions every hour so they get some attention We know the following: The Community user will bump non-...
Christian Rau's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
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Old question, new answer ... but it doesn't float to the top? [duplicate]

According to will anybody see my new answer to an old question? a new answer will cause an old question to bubble up to the frontpage. However, I have recently answered a few old questions and ...
0xC0000022L's user avatar
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1 answer
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What events result in 'bumping' of a question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can cause my question to be bumped? The obvious are edits and new answers, however sometimes I notice something else is triggering the bumping. I suspect casting a (not ...
Lev Levitsky's user avatar
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2 answers
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How does Stack Overflow work for posts? [duplicate]

When I post something, it moves down the pages fast. Does it jump back to the top on an edit, comment or answer?
Zeenjayli's user avatar
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1 answer
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Post shown as modified by Community in main page, but nothing modified..? [duplicate]

while browsing the main page of stack overflow parent site, I noticed this: However upon going to the question, I could not see anything modified in there. Am I getting blind, or is this some sort of ...
Shadow Wizard Love Zelda's user avatar
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1 answer
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new java question not showing up in newest questions, but in homepage [duplicate]

I notice that this question is showing up on the homepage, but not on the newest java questions. Can someone fix this soon? This question is in fact a recurrence of my other question with the same ...
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Does editing a question move it to the front page? [duplicate]

Say, I ask a question. I add details a few days later. Will my question remain in the bottom pile of the feed or be brought to the top of the search list? Do people use this as a method to bump their ...
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Which actions bumps up old question to the first pages? [duplicate]

I meant following pages when I say "first pages" All questions - https://stackoverflow.com/questions Top questions - https://stackoverflow.com/
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Is it possible to bump a question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can cause my question to be bumped? If I asked a question and there were very few views after couple days and no answers, is it possible to bump it instead of duplicating ...
John Lock's user avatar
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Will undeleting my question cause it to appear in "newest questions"? [duplicate]

I posted a question on Super User a few days back on a weekend and it has received no responses/views. Can I delete that question and undelete it again to make it appear in the "Newest Questions" ...
Amogh Natu's user avatar
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1 answer
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When multiple edits are coalesced, does that mean only one bump? [duplicate]

If I write an answer, then edit it 4 minutes later, it doesn't show up as edited. Does it still bump the question? Similarly, if I edit my answer, and then re-edit it again 4 minutes later, it only ...
abarnert's user avatar
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After my question is downvoted and edited will it still reach users? [duplicate]

Say that I have asked a question on MSE and then it is downvoted, after I edit it to form a better question will my question move up the queue of questions so that people can read it again and upvote ...
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Why are old questions suddenly showing up in DIY? Many are 1-5 years old [duplicate]

Recently I've seen questions that are quite old (1-5 years) suddenly appear on DIY recent questions. I don't seem to be able to close them as "late answers" , maybe I don't yet have enough ...
George Anderson's user avatar
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1 answer
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Community user - poke old unanswered questions? [duplicate]

I am curious to know if the Community user really pokes unanswered questions. Community User profile says: Randomly poke old unanswered questions every hour so they get some attention In my ...
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When does a post return to the top? [duplicate]

When does an old post return to the top of the question list? It seems to involve re-editing AND a window of time, i.e., if the edit is much later than the original post, it wouldn't move back to the ...
blue_ego's user avatar
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When a tag is added to an old question, the question is updated? [duplicate]

I want to add new tags to some old questions. Will the question will show up in Top Questions active as it has an updated answer?
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Does unprotecting a question bump it to the front page? [duplicate]

I did quite some research but didn't find a post or FAQ that explained that detail. I ask this because, in case it does bump it, wouldn't that make the question a target for noisy/shallow answers ...
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What actions/interactions cause a question to move to the top of the list? [duplicate]

What actions or interaction on a question cause it to move up / timestamp refresh? For example, I know that for the following... Posting an answer (yes) Voting up a comment (no) Flagging the question ...
Andrew Mao's user avatar
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0 answers
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Community doesn't poke questions that are truly unanswered? [duplicate]

I've been going around the unanswered sections of my network, and am I right in assuming that Community doesn't poke questions with 0 answers? Whatever the answer is, can I get an explanation of what ...
Malady's user avatar
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0 answers
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Does LastActivityDate for a question from Posts.xml consider answers, comments, votes? [duplicate]

From some answers regarding LastActivityDate, I know that LastActivityDate of a question considers: a) Posting a question, b) Answering a question, c) Edits to either question or answer(s) I want ...
Aditya Narkar's user avatar
187 votes
5 answers
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Don't lock votes on Meta sites

When I talk about Meta here, I mean any meta but this one. I understand the Idea behind “Your vote is now locked in unless this answer is edited”. However, I don't think this reason applies to meta ...
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Please add a way to 'bump' questions back to the front page

I've noticed quite a few questions cropping up on MetaSO (here, here, and here, for example) concerning the desire to increase visibility for old questions that may not have any answers, or just not ...
gnostradamus's user avatar
77 votes
8 answers
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Random question button

Wikipedia has a "Random article" link on the front page that makes it easy for people to start exploring. It would be interesting to have something similar for Stack Overflow, perhaps with an ...
Greg Hewgill's user avatar
119 votes
1 answer
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What is a "locked" post?

On Stack Exchange, a post can sometimes be "locked": What does it mean to lock a post? Who can lock a post? When should a post be locked? Return to FAQ index
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What did Yaakov do to this post?

Looking at the frontpage I saw this: (direct link to question) I remembered seeing this as a really old question, so I decided to look what was changed in this question. First of all I though perhaps ...
Luuklag's user avatar
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Should you be notified if something you vote on is edited? Why can you change your vote after something's been edited?

I've read that you can change your vote after something you've voted on has been edited. I didn't find any discussion about how you would know an item you voted on had been edited. Does this ...
codewaggle's user avatar
21 votes
3 answers
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Community ♦ should discriminate more when bumping unanswered questions

I'm getting a lot of old questions on the front page that were bumped by the Community user. I understand that this is usually a Good Thing, to get some attention for buried questions, but should ...
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1 answer
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Community ♦ seems to be bumping new questions more frequently than usual

On Chemistry.SE: These are all Community ♦ bumps, separated by exactly one hour (They occur on hour:38:16 UTC). Could the bot be sedated please? We're a 4-questions-per-day site; a bump an hour is ...
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When a question gets reopened, it should get a bump

When a question gets reopened, it should get a bump. By the time a post gets reopened, it's often fallen off the main page. Reopening implies that it's a decent question that's worthy of attention, so ...
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Should I do anything about self-deleted spam?

I just came across this post: It's spam (It's a vague statement related to the question, but it's not an answer, and the link points to a commercial sales page). It was posted and instantly self-...
Cai's user avatar
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Undeletion, Unbumping and the Potential For Abuse

There has been some concerns on how bumping can be abused to garner some extra reputation. I'm going to question the opposite. A scenario where not bumping can be abused. Today of all days, a post was ...
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How to stop the Community user from dredging up old questions over and over?

So here is an example of a question that Community has reposted to the DSP SE. This question has been clearly answered, but no check mark perhaps because the OP has moved on. But the Community user ...
robert bristow-johnson's user avatar
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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. Asking ...
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Why aren't there moderator elections on Meta Stack Exchange?

Why aren't there moderator elections here on Meta Stack Exchange? It seems to be moderated only by employees. I know that there aren't elections because here it shows no election history. Is there a ...
user839475's user avatar
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Bounty questions should get bumped periodically

I got to thinking... Should questions with an open bounty get bumped periodically? Maybe once halfway through the bounty.
uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN's user avatar
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2 answers
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Can I hit on someone? [closed]

I know you must think I am very weird, but I once met a user I liked on Stack Overflow that answered one of my questions. If I asked them for their number (through the comments), would I get banned or ...
Rebecca Bibye's user avatar
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2 answers
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Moderator ♦ "modified" question does not match to inside "edited" by username and timestamp

I just noticed a strange thing about the mis-match of the question's "last activity" status (i.e. modified in this case). To illustrate this better, I would like to include the following screenshots. ...
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What is the active link for on the right side of a question

If I go to a question like this one: What is the instanceof operator in JavaScript? On the right hand side there are some stats that say the number of views, etc. One of the stats says "active" ...
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What to do if I didn't get the answer in already answered question [duplicate]

I was searching something then I find that the question is already asked and answered, but the cause of the problem was bit different, and so the answer. So I decided to post the question again, but ...
sirajalam049's user avatar
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1 answer
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Which sites impose limits on Community bumps, and what are those limits?

Most sites don't have limits on how many questions can be bumped by the Community user, based on past bumps: regardless of how many questions were bumped in the past and are currently on the home page,...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
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1 answer
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Are edited questions no longer bumped to the front page?

I've tried editing a couple of questions of mine to get them bumped to the front page - one of them quite substantially. Nothing happened. Does editing no longer have this side-effect?
RomanSt's user avatar
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Question on SO is not active even though it didn't get an answer accepted

I find some of my questions asked on SO get inactive even though I didn't accept an answer. Since I am looking for better answers or for other reasons. While I find some questions which popup in SO's ...
Shiridish's user avatar
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2 answers
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Last modification by Community user, but actually not [duplicate]

The last modification here was done by Journeyman Geek (mod): But for some reason, in the question list, the last modification is stated to be by Community (actually a currently deleted user): Is ...
αλεχολυτ's user avatar
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Having the Community user offering bounties instead of bumping

I dislike when the Community user bumps questions and flags them modified when no (valuable) modification was actually made. It is no longer a problem per se since Unix & Linux SE moderators ...
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Locked question "bumped" by Community bot doesn't appear at top of homepage on web, but does appear at top in apps/the API

According to this bug report, bumping locked questions to the homepage is by design. I disagree with this, but my question is about a different, but related, issue. A couple of times (and today is one ...
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