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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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Can we add 'asked', 'answered', 'edited' text to each question featured on the front page?

When I'm looking down the front page on dba.se, I often wish I could tell at a glance what happened to the question to bump it there. Sometimes it is obvious from looking at the number of answers, ...
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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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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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Bump a deleted answer when it's undeleted, not when it's edited

When a deleted answer is edited, that bumps the thread to the front page and to the active questions list. When a deleted answer is undeleted, that does not bump the thread. That edits on a deleted ...
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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 ...
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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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Is there a way to edit a question without bumping it to the front page?

Given that the Stack Overflow trilogy is to be a resource for googlers, I usually try to go back over my questions/answers and improve them in whatever way that I can. However, I feel this may be ...
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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 ...
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Front page flood rate control system for editing

Summary Instead of immediately bumping a question, questions that qualify for special bumping behaviour shall be placed in a queue and sequentially auto-bumped by the system at a rate ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Community user does not bump questions that never had an answer

One of the duties of the community user is to Randomly poke old unanswered questions every hour so they get some attention according to the Community user FAQ. This seems to only happen for ...
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Does offering a bounty still bump questions to the front page?

According to the privileges page, when a user starts a bounty, The question is immediately bumped to the top of the active question list. I have three active bounties on MSO at the moment, and I ...
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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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Stop an edited deleted answer from bumping the question

I just answered this question, then deleted the answer because I realized what I said had already been covered. After deleting, I editing in a note saying why I deleted it, but that edit bumped the ...
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Can closing as a duplicate bump the duplicated post if it has no answer?

If there's a dupe question it usually means it's a popular topic, or there's a demand for a solution to a certain recurring problem. Sometimes we close dupes in reference to old, unanswered questions. ...
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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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What to do when your question has an old, stale, unanswered duplicate?

What do you do when you want to ask a question, but find an exact duplicate that doesn't actually have a useful answer? This has happened to me multiple times in the past, so I figure it probably ...
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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 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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“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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Clearing an edit sets the wrong active date on the topic

Added on Feb 8: Data.SE query find over 900 affected topics on trilogy. See section Affected topics. See section Impact below for why this bug is bad. Description There is a bug in setting the ...
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CHAOS-like option for moderators to edit without bumping

CHAOS members have (had?) the ability to edit posts without bumping: Because they are doing so many edits at once, CHAOS operates in a special mode where editing a title does not bump it to the ...
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Retagging/Bumping Etiquette

(Semi-related to Too much retagging) I have been going through a bunch of single-use tags on Super User (misspellings, tag synonyms etc.) and retagging them with proper, commonly-used tags. However, ...
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It'd be nice to have an easier way to tell what's changed about an old bumped question [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Way to know when a question was auto bumped even after it was changed Can we get more info in the “Interesting questions” tab? When I see an old fossil get dug ...
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Disabling bumping for retags by hi-rep users

The issue of questions bumping after retagging has come up before several times, e.g. here. I have a concrete suggestion: disable bumping for users with high enough reputation (10k, 15k or 20k), or ...
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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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Make it clear what triggered a bump when user follows the link

Currently, when you click the Active: Today link following a bump event, you will mostly be shown what event triggered the bump. I think this works well for new answers and comments. You navigate to ...
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Purposeful Question Bumping: Abuse or feature?

Moving along the lines of these questions: Bumping posts for questionable reasons and Feature Request: Question Bumping. What is considered a questionable reason when bumping a post? For example, I ...
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Ideas for calling attention to questions in Meta of SE sites without bounty

In other sites of Stack Exchange the Meta has no bounty system. I'm taking part of the new created Stack Overflow PT were the engaged community posts all the suggestion, bugs and questions that are ...
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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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“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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“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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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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Would it be feasible to have Community only poke questions of active users?

I am no longer actually requesting this feature, but I guess leaving feature-request rather than discussion allows Jeff to eventually mark as status-declined, which might help when duplicates show up? ...
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Why does a question appear as modified by the Community user [duplicate]

Why does a question appear as modified by the Community user, but when you click on it there's nothing in the question or its answers done by him/it ?
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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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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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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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Suggested edit rejected as spam bumps question to the front page

Today I saw this question in the front page of Meta: StackOverflow has become useless for me : | Some user seemed to have edited it 6 hours ago, as the question footer said in the front page: "...
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Bump questions when they get a reopen vote?

I'm sure we've all seen numerous cases where questions get closed within seconds (and sometimes only because the closers haven't really understood the question). Others have voiced their concern about ...
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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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It's time for a Zend-ectomy, but am I doing it correctly?

The zend tag and I do not see eye to eye. About 90% of the questions in it really belong in the higher-population zend-framework, while the rest randomly belong to some of the other various Zend ...
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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-...
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Mark edit as “minor” to prevent bumping [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could we have the ability to mark a change as minor in questions or answers? Minor spelling corrections should not bump a question IMHO. Therefore, a checkbox (far away from ...