I recently asked a question asking for the help of the community in my preparation for grad school. However, I only got one answer to the question and I fear it has now faded into oblivion. Is it somehow possible to "bump" the question somehow? If not to get more answers, to simply get some feedback to improve this sort of question for next time?


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    $\begingroup$ lol "bump" is 4chan terminology. anyhow, editing it would get it on top. though there are limits to that i believe. $\endgroup$
    – Please Delete Account
    Commented Apr 4, 2011 at 19:54
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    $\begingroup$ "Bump" is pretty standard forum terminology. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 9, 2011 at 22:12
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    $\begingroup$ Is that an answer to the question, @MartinSleziak? $\endgroup$
    – user296602
    Commented Jan 28, 2016 at 17:11
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    $\begingroup$ @T.Bongers: It is a meta site, so meta-answers are generally better than answers, no? :-) $\endgroup$
    – Asaf Karagila Mod
    Commented Jan 28, 2016 at 18:33
  • $\begingroup$ Notice how Martin bumped this question? $\endgroup$
    – GEdgar
    Commented Jan 29, 2016 at 16:31
  • $\begingroup$ The answers to this question might have some useful information related to this topic: How to grab users' attention on an old question? $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 3, 2016 at 13:14

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Getting attention for unanswered questions?

  1. You can "bump" your thread by providing status and progress updates resulting from your own continued efforts to answer the question yourself. I usually do that unless I really hit a dead end with no further clues to follow. Some times I eventually bring about enough understanding to realise the answer, and thus post a resolution to my own problem.

  2. If you have at least 75 rep points, you can offer a bounty, promising to give some of your points to the person who correctly answers your question.

  • $\begingroup$ thanks I'll try that! $\endgroup$
    – Diego
    Commented Apr 4, 2011 at 11:39

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