# Bumping new questions to format, highlight or update context

I tried to search past questions, to see if this was asked, and found one (of a similar nature) that does not address my problem here. Now we proceed with the question itself:

Is it okay to bump a new question (of your own) every few hours? If not, how often is acceptable. By bump, I mean to edit it in some way.

Does the answer remain the same if:

• The edits solely change the formatting in a way to improve the flow.
• The edits solely make it more apparent what the actual question is, in a large body of text.
• The edits solely revise, based on improved understanding. E.g. An attempt is made, and a slightly longer one can now be made. This does not include edits in which mistakes were corrected in the attempt.

The second part of this is of course frequency, but I am sure that is more subjective.

• I think most people would consider the answer to be: no, no, no, yes. But I would be happy if it was: no, yes, yes, yes. $\color{white}{\textbf{BOO!}}$ – Spooky Skeleton Ghost Aug 13 '17 at 10:06
• Every few hours? Wow. My recommendation (for all questions, not only your own): limit yourself to at most three bumps per day. (So, if you bump no other questions, then you can bump this one up to three times.) – GEdgar Aug 13 '17 at 10:21
• Why did you add the line $\color{white}{\textbf{DON'T GET SPOOKED!!!!!}}$ at the end of your post? To ruin the vertical spacing? – Did Aug 13 '17 at 10:41
• Downvote the main post if you don't think there is any reason to bump every few hours (for a new question). Upvote this if you think at least one of the three dot points is permissible. – Spooky Skeleton Ghost Aug 13 '17 at 11:09
• @Did Think of it, as a calling card my friend. – Spooky Skeleton Ghost Aug 13 '17 at 11:10
• The notion of including a "calling card" in the body of a Question (or Answer) is similar to adding a "signature" and runs counter to the site's policies. The idea is that your post is already linked to your profile and you can localize any personal information there. – hardmath Aug 13 '17 at 13:55
• We have bounties for a reason. – Simply Beautiful Art Aug 13 '17 at 20:19