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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. **Do not use this tag to bump questions by adding it to them!**

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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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What constitutes 'Active' for a Question? [duplicate]

Why does some, many year old, questions with no apparent activity suddenly appear with recent activity. I've seen questions many years old that have no edits or comments of recent dates, but with '...
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Adjustable thresholds on what shows up in the “active” question filter

I would like to be able to, for example, prevent any edit with "minor spelling" in the description from bumping a very negatively scored question that was closed more than two years ago up my active ...
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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?

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

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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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 ...
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“Bumped to the homepage” notices should link to Community ♦ user's profile

So we apparently have some nice new "Bumped to the homepage" notices that are attached to questions that are bumped by Community ♦. Nice. All other notices attributed to Community ♦ link to said ...
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Why does the Community ♦︎︎ user only bump questions with at least one answer?

According to this answer to Community ♦ seems to be bumping new questions more frequently than usual, Community ♦︎︎ user bumps questions which "have at least one non-deleted answer scoring 0". I can'...
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“Bumped to the homepage by Community” after suggested edit approved by Community

It looks like there's a new message shown when Community bumps inactive questions: Bumped to the homepage by Community 10 hours ago This question has answers that may be good or bad; the ...
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How can I bump other users' unanswered questions? [duplicate]

I'm looking around for answers to my questions on several Stack Exchange sites and the good boy that I am I don't want to ask duplicate questions. Often I find that there are other people who asked ...
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Do not all answers bump a question?

The question What can cause a question to be bumped? says that answers will bump a question. However, recently I noticed some older questions not being bumped after I answered them. One example is ...
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When the Community user bumps questions, could it say “bumped” rather than “modified”? [duplicate]

I just noticed this I opened the question to see what the modification was. But I saw that neither the question nor the answer had been modified recently. I was about to post on meta to find out what ...
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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 ...
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Resolving the dissonance on edits and bumps

Should we make "trivial" edits to posts? And what counts as a "trivial" edit? And when should edits or retags "bump" a post to the front page? This long-running debate could use some resolution, or ...
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How can we make the purpose of Community “bumping” more obvious?

There's been a lot of confusion over the years regarding the automatic "bumping" of questions... Community ♦ should discriminate more when bumping unanswered questions Community ♦ seems to be bumping ...
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Change the community user bumps to include questions with a negatively scored answer

As per this answer the community user bumps questions when: Note that the posts eligible for bumping are those scoring >= 0 that have gone at least 30 days with no activity, have at least one non-...
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Why do question/answer edits bump a question? [duplicate]

I was scrolling through the main page and noticed a post with significantly more views than all the others around it (this was the question: "What causes jitter?" from October '12). It took me a ...
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Don't make tag edits bump posts [duplicate]

Currently, editing a question's tags causes the question to be bumped to the top of the active tab. As I understand it, a question being bumped to the top of active is saying "Hey, community, ...
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Community post-bumping rampage on meta.SFF

UPDATE: After 12 hours of post-bumping Community seems to have gone back into hibernation. Sorry for the noise(?). I know that the Community "user" sometimes bumps posts that have sat unanswered for ...
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Making small edits to my posts all the time bumps them to top; I need to stop, right? [duplicate]

I have a habit of repeatedly editing my own posts. I like to aim for perfection. Partly since the site encourages answering my own questions and treating that like a blog post. I notice this bumps ...
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Editing a deleted answer shouldn't bump the question [duplicate]

If I edit my own deleted answer to some question, the question shouldn't be bumped on the "active" tab.
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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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Expose information about Community bumps, preferably in the Data Explorer

I would like to have some way of knowing when Community has bumped a post. Currently, unless you "catch Community in the act" (i.e. examine the question before anybody else makes a change to it or one ...
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Would it be feasible to implement a (tightly restricted) unbump?

I just came across a question on the front page of Meta from 2008. This happens about once a month. Heck, it might happen more often but I only notice when the question is wildly obsolete. Often it ...
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Can we make “non-substantive” edits fall off the front page faster than new questions?

I know that requests for a "minor edit" option come up all the time and are routinely rejected, and for good reasons. (Details can be seen, among other places, at Could we have the ability to mark a ...
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Is it possible for me to edit my answer without bumping the question up the list?

I tend to work by writing the gist of an answer, posting it, then looking up quotes and citations, adding each one, one at a time, saving in between additions, and frequently returning to improve the ...
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Should we change Community's bumps according to the amount of times a question has *already* been bumped

The Community user bumps questions regularly - and sometimes bumps the same question multiple times. Shouldn't there should be less (or more) priority for questions that have already been bumped by ...
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Is it possible to find out how many times a certain question has been bumped by Community?

Just curious... is it possible to find out how many times and when a specific question has been bumped by the community user? If not, can this data (if it exists) be made available (hence the feature-...
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Who's pushing old questions to the front? [duplicate]

Consider Connect Linux to two networks simultaneously - it's from mid January, it has one answer + some comments. The last obvious action is from Jan 19. Who's pushing that question to the front page?
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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 ...
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Something is wrong with posts being bumped, I think

There are two posts on the front page of Anime.SE that don't seem like they should be there. The second post in this image is four months old. It could've been bumped by Community - but if it was, ...
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Does the votes of a question change if the question is edited?

Does the votes of a question change if the question is edited? I have the same question about the answers.
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Can the front page say if Community edited something or bumped it? [duplicate]

The Community User periodically bumps unanswered all posts (or something like that). The annoying this with this is that it says that the question was Modified by Community. I look for what it ...
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Please do not “lie” that the Community user “modified” the question

If the Community user bumps a question, It says It has modified it: However, It did not really modify the question, It rather just visited it. The word "modified" is a bit unfortunate IMHO because it ...