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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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“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 move up/*bump* questions on Stack Exchange sites [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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...