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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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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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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Allow non-bumping minor edits, but review them on /review

Every edit, no matter how minor, bumps a question to the frontpage of an SE site. This behaviour is important to allow the community to review edits, but it also creates significant problems when a ...
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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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How to draw attention to an old unanswered question on meta? [duplicate]

I encountered exactly the same problem as described in this question on Meta: Undo the Removal of an Interesting Tag. That question was asked in 2010 and got almost no response. How could I draw an ...
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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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What can cause a question to be bumped?

What can cause a question to be "bumped" to the first page in the Active tab of a Stack Exchange site? (Changing the "Last Active" date.) Return to FAQ Index.
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Ignoring retagged old questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: It should be possible to retag a question without bumping it to the front page. Too much retagging Retagging/Bumping Etiquette Don Stewart is currently going through a lot ...
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Did the front page sort order change make life easier for evil posts?

In the past, we had a nice canned answer for MSO posts regarding junk questions and answers: All new posts, retags and edits come with a free bump to the front page, so it's easy for people to see ...
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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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Why are old (and abandoned) questions getting bumped to home page?

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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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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Is bumping old questions allowed?

I'm very much new to Stack Overflow, and I do a LOT of searching regarding issues I run into. Most the time I find a really helpful question with answers like this or this, but after working on ...
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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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Bumped locked question is not visible on web, but visible in apps

According to this bug report bumping locked question to the homepage is by design. I disagree with this, but my question is about different, but related issue. A couple of times and today is one of ...
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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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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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How to “bump” a question that's the same as the one you wanted to ask [duplicate]

I wanted to ask a question about Hibernate and polymorphism, and before asking it I searched on Google, and lo and behold, there was already a question on SO about it. It's three weeks old and has ...
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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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Questions auto bumped by the Community User even though they are locked

https://serverfault.com/questions/159509/printer-on-different-networkip-range-can-i-print-to-it This question on Server Fault was just bumped to the front page like any other question that has no ...
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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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Anomalous community user activity

On the meta home page I noticed the community user is listed as doing something, but cannot figure out what it is. There is nothing on the question or its timeline, but the recent activity is listed ...
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How can I bump unresolved case on meta? [duplicate]

I would like to ask to allow CTRL + K in in comments. However, I found I would create duplicate How can I bump it to get it resolved/accepted/declined? Editor's Note: The procedure for getting ...
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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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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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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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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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Do pending edits get bumped to the front page?

If a low-rep user makes an edit which needs to be approved, does it get bumped to front-page? I hardly ever visit main page (am on unix.SE), so I wouldn't have noticed.
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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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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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How to move up/*bump* questions on Stack Overflow [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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It should be possible to retag a question without bumping it to the front page

While bumps are generally good, there are niche cases where they are harmful: I recently decided I would consolidate two tags on Stack Overflow: "openoffice" and "openoffice.org". They refer to ...
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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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Is there any way to see which posts Community has bumped?

This question holds for the entire network of main and meta sites. Looking through the activity tab for the Community user, I don't see any edit history for posts that have been randomly bumped (...
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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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“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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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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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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Way to know when a question was auto bumped even after it was changed

When old question without accepted answer is auto bumped to front page, we see it as edited by "Community" user - all good. However, once there is other activity in the question - new answer or edit, ...
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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'...