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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Closes / Edits Should Not Bump Questions on “Recent” List

The "Recent Questions" list is useless every time "Bill the Lizard" goes on one of his editing sprees. Editing (and closing) questions should not bump them onto the "recent" list.
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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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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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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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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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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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The problem with automatically bumping edited posts [duplicate]

I've been reminded several times that a question on a SE site should be able to help future visitors. Indeed, it's very common for a question to be closed for being too specific. At the same time, we ...
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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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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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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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Add option to not-bump question when editing/answering [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Is there a way to edit a question without bumping it to the front page? Closes / Edits Should Not Bump Questions on “Recent” List Is “I’m tired of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Should formatting a question or answer always bump to front page?

Why does a formatting edit on an answer that has no upvotes and not an accepted answer push the question to the front page? Is it simply to provide the opportunity for others to upvote an old answer? ...