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How do I get attention for old, unfixed bug reports and feature requests without official responses here on Meta?

Use the official process. There's an official process to get staff attention for bug reports and feature requests. Follow the instructions there to escalate a question to staff attention. Note: When ...
Sonic the Anonymous Hedgehog's user avatar
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What did Yaakov do to this post?

Protecting does not bump posts, so my protection of the question is not what caused it to be bumped. What actually happened here is that there was a spam answer that contained an NSFW image. Some ...
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Undeletion, Unbumping and the Potential For Abuse

The solution is to bump on undeletion. Why invent a complicated new system? Undeletion by the asker isn't only about spam, it's also about answers deleted through the low quality queue, which the ...
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How can we make the purpose of Community "bumping" more obvious?

Maybe just put a temporary message below the question body, right where the "closed" message currently goes. Bumped by Community user 30 minutes ago Please help make the site better by ...
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What did Yaakov do to this post?

Redacted some porn Creates a small kerfuffle Answer too complex
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How to find and/or change a set of hyperlinks on a site?

There exists, internally, a search-and-replace tool for rewriting links. It's very simple; if someone changes their entire URL scheme, it's not much help. But for stuff like this, where we can simply ...
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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?

There is no general method for this, but here are some guidelines to check: In your case, the answer (pun intended) is quite simple: somebody posted a new answer, bumping the question. The question ...
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How should we deal with a question being bumped repeatedly via edits performed by the author of the accepted answer?

This is absolutely inappropriate; the edits don't improve anything which is further reflected by the fact that the user rolls them back repeatedly. This is a blatant abuse of privileges and you should ...
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Is there any way to see which posts Community has bumped?

As of about a week ago, there's a new PostHistory record added when Community bumps a post: These are also in the Stack Exchange Data Explorer (PostHistoryType #50), so you can query and analyze the ...
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Trivial edits: “the internet”

Let's just treat this the same way as we do with British vs. American (vs. Australian ...) English. User @devinb worded it this way, and I have little to add: At the risk of starting torrents of ...
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How to stop the Community user from dredging up old questions over and over?

You can stop Community from bumping a question by: Upvoting that answer, if it merits it. An answer with a positive score prevents the bump. Answering it yourself, if the current answer is ...
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Trivial edits: “Stackoverflow” and “StackExchange”

When We need to make a distinction between the making of trivial edits and the acceptance of those by the community. I disagree with the suggestions to roll back the edit. If a post has been made ...
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How do I get attention for old, unfixed bug reports and feature requests without official responses here on Meta?

For issues raised here on Meta.SE, the advice in Sonic's answer about editing to clarify or answering to strengthen the argument is sound. Especially for feature requests, sometimes the actual ...
Monica Cellio's user avatar
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Making a constructive workflow for new users who post "me too" [non-]answers

"Bumping" a question isn't really a workflow on Stack Exchange. Questions are still discoverable based on search, and we should be pushing users to search for questions and answers through ...
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"bumped by community user" is not attributed to Community in question's timeline

Community bump attribution has now been corrected, as part of the recent upgrade for post timelines.
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Can I get suspended for bumping my post?

Well, not if you do it only once; bumping is pretty common in other sites on the Internet so it's understandable that people do it here as well. However, editing a post just to bump it is considered ...
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Editing old questions should bump them?

In general, the important thing is that edits are happening and that they're not being done in a way that's hidden so that no one is aware of them. The fact that an edit bumps a post is an important ...
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Stop bumping questions that nobody cares about

I believe the benefits outweigh the issues you raise. The age, answers, and whether or not the OP is still around have no bearing on the quality of a question, and the amount of votes is a very ...
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Questions auto bumped by the Community User even though they are locked

The "documentation" was wrong; the guy who wrote that was full of crap. As far as I can tell, the system has never stopped locked questions from being bumped - they just tend to not qualify for ...
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How to stop the Community user from dredging up old questions over and over?

Except it's not answered. There is an answer, but it has no upvotes at all. Nobody has found it useful, and it hasn't been accepted. Without any postively scored answer or an accept from the asker, ...
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Question re-bumped by community every month

Supporting Shadow's answer, as of last Sunday (prior to the upvote given), that was the only question on Electronics Meta eligible for bumping, according to these rules, which I confirmed are still in ...
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What is the point to show to anonymous users posts bumped by Community user? How to prevent that bad questions be bumped in low participation sites?

I don't see it being a problem that anonymous users see questions bumped by Community. Having only one "active" homepage reduces the complexity of everything, from the code internally to our ...
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Question re-bumped by community every month

Pretty sure there is no bug here. The auto bump mechanism just picks questions at random. On smaller sites with less activity, the pool of "bump-able" questions is small, so the same question can be ...
Shadow Wizard's user avatar
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Bumped to homepage for abandoned questions?

Why not? Q&As aren't for the question OP only. There are plenty of abandoned questions that get lots of views and are still useful and relevant to a lot of users. The bump to the homepage is also ...
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Do not all answers bump a question?

All questions with a score of -3 or higher get bumped whenever a new answer is posted or an edit is made to the question or any of its answers. In the case you link to, you answered the question when ...
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Is the rule "Edits must be at least 6 characters" still in place?

The author of a post has never been limited by the character limit on edits; the limit only applies to suggested edits. Of course, behaviour like this is discouraged, and a good reason to contact them ...
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Is there any way I can see if a questions has been bumped by Community?

Yeah, the message only shows up for a day or so (currently 1 day on Stack Overflow, 3 everywhere else). But, a history record is created when the post is bumped, so you can use the Stack Exchange Data ...
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"Bumped to the homepage" notices should link to Community ♦ user's profile

So, mostly my fault - given this is a (mostly) static notice (always community, only thing that changes in the date). I've: Lowercased the starting b Removed the bold formatting from "by" to the end ...
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Trivial edits: “Stackoverflow” and “StackExchange”

Actually, the space is an essential part of the name. While it's "One word" they're two different colours. Honestly? It's a simple mistake to make. It's "Super User" not Superuser (a mistake I made ...
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Is the community bot ruining the community by bumping old posts?

Here is a list of criteria based on which the Community user bumps questions. The Community user will bump non-negatively scored, open questions every hour that have at least one answer scoring 0 ...
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Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible