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Editing own questions to move up on frontpage

There is no formal way of preventing this behaviour as editing a post is assumed to improve it, and the subsequent bump is a by-product. Since the site is community driven, improper use of this ...
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Editing own questions to move up on frontpage

According to the help topic What should I do if no one answers my question? users are encouraged to "edit your question to provide status and progress updates. Document your own continued efforts to ...
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Can I edit a post without bumping it to the front page?

This is an idea that comes up fairly frequently, on all different sites, with the best of intentions. In addition to the link Paul gave, there's Is it possible for me to edit my answer without bumping ...
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Editing own questions to move up on frontpage

Since this is the way StackExchange works, I assume it is absolutely OK. If not, I am sure this feature will be removed. Regularly, I reread my own questions and answers. If I see errors, or a ...
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Should we make the actions of "user" Community more advanced?

The rule for Community here is simple: questions without upvoted answers are possible candidates for bumping. In the question you link, the answer has received no upvotes, so it's not regarded as ...
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Editing own questions to move up on frontpage

Sorry. I didn´t know this happened. And I believe I may speak for others too. Only after reading this post I find out that questions/answers get bumped by making minor edits. And that it´s annoying. ...
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Editing own questions to move up on frontpage

It's annoying and people shouldn't do it because it is annoying. That should be an enough preventive indication.
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Editing own questions to move up on frontpage

If a question is bad then people would downvote/close it. If that does not happen, and we assume the question is intrinsically worth asking / answering, then the bump should have no significant effect ...
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Should we make the actions of "user" Community more advanced?

I think that an automatism sometimes could be dangerous. All question having a self-answer should be marked as "answered". It may happen that the OP answers with a workaround, but s/he still ...
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Editing own questions to move up on frontpage

Maybe it's slightly out of scope, but if you notice abuse of that feature, maybe you can document properties of the behaviour (e.g. "100 updates per day" or sth like that) and than propose to ...

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