I've been trying to remove some questions from the unanswered list, often by converting comment-answers to CW answers. To try and avoid flooding the front page, I started checking to see how far down the previous question had got before clicking 'answer'. However, I've realised I can never see the previous one (I have 50 questions showing). I even tried looking at the front page immediately after posting an answer, and refreshing to check I've got the new page. The answer to this question says a CW post should still bump a question (although technically it refers to edits). Is there something I'm missing?
The comment by the OP indicates that the problem has been solved, I am posted an answer anyway, so that the question does not remain unanswered.
I can think of two reasons for not seeing question on the frontpage after it was answered:
- This might be caused by caching, if you check the front page immediately after bumping the question. In this case checking again 1-2 minutes later should work.
- You should also make sure that you are viewing the questions sorted by recent activity and not by some of the other criteria (newest, votes, frequent, etc.).