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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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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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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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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Why haven't my edits been bumping questions?

An edit to a question or answer always bumps the question, right? Well, not in this case: As you can see, I'm on the main page (which sorts by active (which is affected by edit bumping), right?). ...
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Don't have the community bump Questions that are marked [Status-Completed] or [Status-By-Design] [duplicate]

There are many times where a feature is requested, or bug reported and then fixed, but no answers are posted to the question. In this case, the community user will bump this Question even if it is no ...
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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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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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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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Last-activity link from main is wrong for Community edits

A few hours ago Community came through Mi Yodeya to update MSO links to MSE (thanks!). However, the last-modified links on the main page don't link to the posts that Community edited; they link to ...
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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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Review queue to approve edits to very old posts with/without bumping

Following up on the discussion here, I make the following proposal to address the problem of edits to lots of very old posts causing newer posts to be bumped down. Create a new review queue for edits ...
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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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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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Is there a way / is it okay to bump feature requests? [duplicate]

I've made a couple of feature requests that haven't had any response from SE in a couple of months. Trivial things that would make working on the sites easier on a day-to-day basis. Is there a way, ...
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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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Will anyone notice that I edited my (closed) question? [duplicate]

I asked a question on SO, and it was closed as non constructive. I then edited it, that is, I completely rewrote it, trying to make it convey that what I'm asking is: "how do I accomplish this?" I'...
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10 edits rule - not enough for own changes in own answer

When giving detailed answers like this, it is very easily possible to produce more than 10 edits. And this, without any disputes or other contradictory interaction with other users. In that particular ...
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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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Why is the question not bumped by a bounty?

I've just added a bounty to a question, but the question was not bumped to interesting questions list! Tried for cca 10 minutes and nothing. Why? Reading these references, it should be: What can ...
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Unbump a question if the answer providing the bump is deleted

I noticed that this question got bumped to the front page recently. By clicking the ?lastactivity link I was taken to just the top of the question and saw no edits or answers since November, which ...
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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?
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Editing my question is not bumping it

I've edited my question on Stack Overflow three times now as I progress with the problem. But it's not bumping to the front page when I edit. I gathered from previous posts here on Meta that editing ...
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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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Questions bumped by Community aren't updated live

Well, you know the drill, same deal as before. If a question is bumped by Community, it doesn't appear as a question with new activity for people who are using the new realtime thingadongdong.
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How do I hide questions that are bumped by the Community user?

I am not interested in questions bumped by the Community user. Often times, they are too old to be answered, or already have correct but unaccepted answers. How do I hide questions bumped by this ...
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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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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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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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Undue attention to war-zone questions

Sometimes a question becomes subject to a community war if it should be closed or left open, and goes back and forth between the two sides until a mod can come along to lock it pending meta discussion ...
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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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Does editing still bump a question?

Many times in the past I've edited a somewhat recent answer—say, from 30 minutes ago—and noticed that the concomitant question didn't bump to the top. I just confirmed it with this answer; the ...
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Does an upvote on an answer bring the question to the top of the recent list?

I was wondering about this for some time. It already happened to me several times in SO that I had an answer inactive for about an year and then my answer started receiving a bunch of upvotes once ...
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How can I mark a question with an out-of-date answer?

Maybe I'm missing something but an example would be this question about rails: Rails validation over redirect with the selected answer from 2009. I'm sure there's now a better way to do this, is ...
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Do edits to closed questions bump the question?

This is an addition to the following question: How to tell if you're making the right edits to your closed question? So say you've edited a closed question. Does this bump it on the Active tab ...
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Do migrated questions get bumped to the front page?

When a question gets migrated, does it get bumped to the front page of the target site?
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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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What does “modified 17m ago Community♦ 1” mean

Recently found a question "modified 17m ago Community♦ 1".I can't understand how Community♦ modified it - he didn't edit it, nor its answers.He didn't poke it, if did, it would be written "poked" ...
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What is the best way to bump/re-ask an old question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to “bump” a question that's the same as the one you wanted to ask How do I get attention for old, unanswered questions? I want to ask a question on ...
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Does editing a question push it to the top of the main questions page?

When I edit my question, does that push it back to the front/top of the list on the questions page?
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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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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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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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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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Does Community ♦ really need to bump questions here on Meta? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No Community ♦ bumping in Meta please? I realize the code is just inherent in the system, and I generally like it for new users, but can we turn that off on Meta since there's ...
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Getting down-votes reversed after updating answer

After improving an answer, it can be frustrating that the answer may never be reviewed again. An updated answer can often sit at the bottom of a dead post and have no one with whom to direct a reply ...
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Why does editing my question cause more people to see it?

So I just discovered this meta site a bit ago and I must say its pretty neat having a Q&A site about a Q&A site but anyways... My question relates back to a question I asked on Stack Overflow....
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Is it possible to push your unanswered question to the front page? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get attention for old, unanswered questions? I was wondering if it was possible to push your question on Stack Overflow back to the front if it has not been answered ...
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Why doesn't editing my question make it active again?

I tried another method to solve my problem, and edited my question about that an hour ago. It did not bump it and the right sidebar does not say "Active (date)". This is the question: How to ...
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Don't auto bump question here on Meta [duplicate]

As most of us already know, questions that do not have accepted or upvoted answers (aka Unanswered questions) are being bumped to the front page by "dummy edit" made by the system account after some ...
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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 ...