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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?

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  • $\begingroup$ If it is not shown on the front page immediately, but it is shown after, say, 2 minutes, the reason might be caching. How long after posting your answer have you checked the front page? (For example, at this moment I see this question on the front page. I use 50 questions per page, sorted by recent activity.) $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Oct 7 '14 at 7:39
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks, I've found it - my list was showing newest instead of activity. $\endgroup$ – Jessica B Oct 7 '14 at 7:56
  • $\begingroup$ I am glad that the problem was solved. I want also say that I appreciate yours (and anyone's) effort to help with older unanswered questions. $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Oct 7 '14 at 8:05
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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.).
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