A week ago, I asked a question on MathSE. It did not get any answers (I even won a tumbleweed badge because of it), so today I rewrote it completely, to make the problem more "accessible" (the question is here).

Is there a way to make the SE-system aware of a major rewrite, so that users see it just like a new question. It would not be nice to have it forgotten completely?

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    $\begingroup$ Most users come to the site and see the "Active questions" tab, meaning that any edit will bring it back to the front page. $\endgroup$ – davidlowryduda Oct 4 '12 at 18:33

Editing bumps a question to the frontpage again, so you get some exposure from the edit alone. The only other way to get more attention is to put up a bounty, but you don't have enough reputation yet to do that.

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    $\begingroup$ Well, you can also advertise the question on chat. Technically, there are lots of ways to advertise a question. $\endgroup$ – Michael Greinecker Oct 4 '12 at 20:11
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the suggestions. Asking on the chat seemed to create some upvotes, so hopefully it will create interest among knowledgable people :-) $\endgroup$ – val11 Oct 4 '12 at 20:39
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    $\begingroup$ @MichaelGreinecker There's a rather thin line between carefully mentioning an overlooked question on chat and spamming chat with your own questions. I didn't want to explicitly advertise this solution, as I can't know if it will be used responsibly or not. $\endgroup$ – user9733 Oct 4 '12 at 21:21
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    $\begingroup$ You could take out an ad in the local newspaper. Craigs List would work. $\endgroup$ – GeoffDS Oct 5 '12 at 14:23

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