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When I had attempted to edit an answer so as to add some detail, I was told that details should be included in comments, as an edit would cause the question and its answer to display on the front page. However, a recent edit, adding new and highly-relevant information to the answer of a question less than 5 years old, as well as citing the source of the information, did not result in any new display on the front page. Might the decision-making process determining an additional display of a question on the front page be described?

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    $\begingroup$ Can you link to the posts you are discussing? $\endgroup$ – rob Oct 11 at 4:02
  • $\begingroup$ It was the answer to physics.stackexchange.com/questions/105895/… , but I believe I may have added the parenthetical remark showing as the end of my last edit "within the 5-min. grace period" after posting that last edit. The parenthetical remark is off-the-beam enough that it's giving me a pain anyway, so I guess I'll edit it away and see what happens (as nullifying it in a comment would be excessively convoluted). $\endgroup$ – Edouard Oct 11 at 4:38
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Editing questions and answers always1 bumps the question to the front page, as long as the question has a score greater than -4.

If you didn't see a question you edited on the front page, it's possible that you have set one of its tags to be ignored. You can check that at https://physics.stackexchange.com/users/tag-notifications/.

1There are a few exceptions that don't apply here. See here if you want all the details.

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