Questions tagged [bump]

Some changes to questions, such as edits or receiving new answers, will "bump" them back onto the site's front page where the changes can be vetted by other users. (NOTE: Do not use this tag to bump questions by adding it to them!)

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How should we deal with a question being bumped repeatedly via edits performed by the author of the accepted answer?

I noticed this question had been bumped recently, and when looking at the edit history it appears that a single user edits the title repeatedly. Presumably in an effort to gain exposure for their ...
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Is the rule "Edits must be at least 6 characters" still in place? [duplicate]

I found a post that is being bumped by the OP (so far 4 times in the last 30 days) by doing meaningless edits: deleting 1 character / adding 1 character. I think that the system has a rule to prevent ...
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How are spammers rate limited?

Question: Are there some additional limits for users who had some of their posts marked as spam (or rude/offensive)? Typically, an account posting spam is a new user, with reputation 1. (Meaning that ...
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Gem questions pop up

I like the way past questions pop up from time to time on the home page list of questions of the SE sites (modified by Community). But recently I've found myself wishing that supergood questions, or ...
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Questions with new activity on deleted answers shouldn't be bumped to users with <10k rep

When checking the home page ('Active' tab), I keep seeing questions with new activities on deleted answers (new answer, edit, etc). The only problem is I don't have the privilege to view those ...
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Organizing Edits Without Bumping [duplicate]

Why do we need this feature? Sometimes community leaders (community members who care their community and its meta issues) decide to make some minor edits on a certain set of posts (which may include ...
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How do I get attention for a bug report or feature request that was deferred a long time ago?

As I was using the site, I had an idea for a new feature for the network. As I searched through the Meta archives, I found that someone already asked for the same thing a long time in the past. The ...
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Is it acceptable to dig up ancient post to fix a common misspelling

Lately I noticed quite a number of questions being bumped to the front page that are ancient. Say 8-10 years old. These (often closed) questions are bumped back to the front page by the acceptance of ...
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Indicate publicly why questions with deleted answers are bumped

When an old question gets a new spam answer, that answer gets deleted quickly and the question gets bumped to the home page. Only users with 10,000 reputation can tell why that question is listed as &...
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Is there a limit to the number of times "community" can bump a question?

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 ...
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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,...
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Suggested Edits: Minor Edits to Old Posts - Recommended Handling

In different communities, I've noticed a not-insignificant number of proposed edits in the Suggested Edits queue. These are technically correct edits - they may fix spelling or grammar issues, make ...
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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 ...
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Editing old questions should bump them?

Look at this: A fellow decided to "curate" some old questions and now the feed is completely polluted with old questions that prob don't make anymore sense, since most of them are about a buggy patch ...
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Can I get suspended for bumping my post?

I recently posted a question on sci-fi SE, which failed to garner enough views/answers/comments. I decided to edit the title to draw more audiences, which I did, but my edit was rolled back and I was ...
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Allow sites to disable or otherwise tweak Community auto-bumping

So the Community user bumps posts occasionally: Posts eligible for bumping are those scoring >= 0 that have gone at least 30 days with no activity, have at least one non-deleted answer scoring 0 ...
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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 ...
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Where's the bump notice?

Does anyone remember this? Bumped to the homepage by Community♦ 2 hours ago This question has answers that may be good or bad; the system has marked it active so that they can be reviewed. ...
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Is there a way to determine how/why when one of my posts on a network site suddenly starts getting unusual traction?

So one of my answers on a network site has suddenly attracted a few upvotes within a short span of time (within hours). This is an answer that I posted over a year ago, where it received most of its ...
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Is it considered poor form to answer old and inactive questions? (thread resurrection) [duplicate]

I think the title says it all. On some support boards and forums it is considered poor form because it causes activity that bothers some. Especially to those that monitors that site's "newest changes" ...
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Spellling and grammmar issues are overemphasize [duplicate]

tldr; Don't bump minor edits for old posts. While we can all agree that if you notice questoin in a post, it should be corrected to question, I think we can all also agree that correction shouldn't ...
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Excavator badge awarded for editing question after Community♦ had bumped it to the home page

I just received an Excavator badge for Why can't I access my FTP server with Windows Explorer?. However, I was just browsing the home page, not merely looking for old posts; this question appeared ...
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Is the community bot ruining the community by bumping old posts?

I have been an active member of UX Stack Exchange for a little over 2 years and in that time, I have noticed the Community bot push years old posts to the top of the questions homepage. Now, I ...
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Why does adding a duplicate bump a question if marking it as a duplicate in the first place doesn't?

I recently added questions to the list of duplicates on a couple of closed questions. To my surprise I then found those questions at the top of the homepage. This was surprising to me because closing ...
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Trivial edits: “Stackoverflow” and “StackExchange”

Trivial edits are superficial, especially when it consists of adding a single space. Currently, there are 9,415 results for “Stackoverflow” written as a solid compound. Some of those results spell ...
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Trivial edits: “the internet”

Trivial edits are superficial, especially if it consists of only capitalising a single letter. I'm talking about switching the lowercase “i” with the uppercase in the word internet. This type of edit, ...
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Option allow users to suggest a question is bumped without having to edit it

On Stack Overflow we see a lot of "answers" to old questions that are of the form: Have you got a solution for this yet? Usually where the question has no other answers. This, of course, has the ...
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What is the community's opinion on modifying older-style duplicate closures to the newer style?

This is not a duplicate of Editing duplicate banner edited into the text of the question. The main question there is only if something "special" will happen if someone edits out the automatic text. ...
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Why are old (and abandoned) questions getting bumped to home page? [closed]

I'm a big fan of WordPress, - and want to help the community by answering questions on the dedicated Stack Exchange. However, - I can see that 'Community' has started to bump old questions to the ...
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Deleting and undeleting an answer causes an "answered" post to change to "modified" while still pointing to the answer that wasn't modified

In short, if the last action on the post is someone posting an answer, it shows "answered [x] minutes ago PosterName". However, deleting and undeleting a different answer (posted earlier) causes it to ...
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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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What do you use to mark questions that need editing when you want to avoid excessive bumping?

As far as I can tell, on many sites there is a consensus that it is better to avoid bumping too many questions at the same time. (At least on the sites I visit frequently I have seen some discussions ...
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Tag editing bumps questions [duplicate]

I have seen a situation where a great number of questions were being bumped to the top of the active queue as they were being edited by one person one after the other. The reason for the edits was to ...
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On the front page, can we distinguish retaggings from other edits?

For the past several weeks (months?) there has been a lot of retagging here on Meta.SE, and sometimes other sites do tag cleanups too. Tag cleanups are useful, but they tend to bump ancient questions ...
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Is there a way to filter out all "Community" bumps? [duplicate]

Do we really need Community pushing 3 year old posts to the top just because the OP didn't select an answer? Why do I have to go to "hot" posts to get all the recents?
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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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How do I get attention for old, unfixed bug reports and feature requests without official responses here on Meta?

I posted a question here on Meta Stack Exchange, or on a per-site meta, regarding a bug I found in the system. I got no comments, or a few comments stating that this is a legitimate bug (and not by ...
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Asking a question that was already asked but answered? [duplicate]

I want to ask exactly this question but it since it's already there I can't ask it again. I know commenting on it doesn't bump it, but I want to make it visible again, how can this be done?
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Closing question causes a bump?

Recently I closed a question on the Stack Overflow PT as duplicate, and this question was bumped to the home page, as can be seen in the images: Close banner with timestamp: Homepage with ...
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Unanswered question repeatedly bumped to home page, OP is dormant [duplicate]

As per my post on Software recommendation meta ... I am looking at this recently bumped question. It has three good answers (two of them mine :-) but the OP has not upvoted or commented any ...
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Does the Community user bump 'status-completed' questions as well?

Two days back I saw an ancient meta question on some stack - don't remember the exact one - and it was a 'status completed' question. The asker themselves then added an answer and accepted it writing ...
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Question re-bumped by community every month

This question, on the electronics meta site, gets bumped by Community about exactly the same day each and every month, and that's the seventh time (see the timeline). Why? I haven't seen that for any ...
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Automatic http to https links replacement job causing wrong "last modified by" information

I just noticed this on MSE homepage: Curious, I clicked the link, which led to this answer. Which was NOT modified by Community: Time stamp match, but not the user doing the action. ...
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Show bumps by community in apps

Since November 2016 we've had a banner on the website that identifies questions bumped by community. Could we get something that does the same in the apps?
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Bumping locked question to the homepage [duplicate]

Locked question has been recently bumped to the homepage by Community user. Bumping used to vote for answers, but in the current locked question voting is not possible. Why the question has been ...
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Is there any way I can see if a questions has been bumped by Community? [duplicate]

Some old questions are usually "edited" by Community profiles on the network sites, in order to get more attention if they meet certain criteria. Is there a way to know that an old question has ...
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Bumped to homepage for abandoned questions?

I've noticed that some of the questions bumped to homepage are entirely abandoned, no activity in years. Some of them are even changed due to software updates (in software development communities). ...
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Bumping a post without a bounty

I have a question on Stack Overflow that no one has answered after 12 hours. I don't have enough rep for a bounty, so is there any acceptable way of bumping my post? If not, what should I do to get my ...
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"bumped to the homepage" is missing in mobile theme

When a question is auto bumped to the homepage by Community, we get a notice in the full site: However when viewed in mobile, or just mobile theme, the notice isn't there: (used this ...
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"bumped by community user" is not attributed to Community in question's timeline

I just noticed in the timeline of a question that was bumped by Community, that the event is not attributed to Community at all: Other actions (e.g. anonymous edits) are attributed to Community ...
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