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A: Are edited questions bumped to the front page?

GlorfindelYes, they are. There might be several reasons why you don't see them: The homepage is cached (for a minute or so) - if you refresh too early, you don't see the changes. On the contrary, if you refresh too late on an active site, it might already be superseded by other edits or new posts. You ign...

If they're clicking on "questions" instead of the site logo, they could also be seeing "newest" or some other sort instead of "active".
... I didn't even realize there was a 'Questions' link, until I realized I've hidden the left navigation. Thanks!
@rcgldr I can imagine that, but your choice is remembered (on your user profile), so you might have been looking solely at the Newest tab for a long, long time ...
@rcgldr 'Top questions' is what we mean with homepage, and it always defaults to the 'Active', or on SO and Math.SE, to the 'Interesting' tab.
@rcgldr no, no deliberate settings. Being active in certain tags may influence your homepage on Stack Overflow and Math.SE. On SO, the effect is noticeable; I'm not able to say anything about the efffect on Math.SE.
My watched tags for Math.SE are computer science and finite field. I'm not that active there. When editing a question, couldn't there be an option to choose whether or not to bump the question? When questions are updated in response to comments, generally a reply to the comment is needed in order to notify the person that made the comment.
"once the mass edit is larger than the frontpage capacity" - I assume that rather than a single mass edit, it means a massive number of edits in a short time? Could multiple edits cause duplicates of posts in the homepage? In the case of the Math.SE I scrolled to the end of homepage, and it only goes back 4 hours, in which case a lot of bumped edits are going to get missed and not reviewed. On the otherhand, finite field main page goes back to Feb 24. Is the /review option similar to Wikipedia's watchlist that allows users to monitor changes to watched pages for up to 30 days?
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@rcgldr just visiting the homepage or the tag page should be sufficient to detect whether edits flood the homepage. I still don't understand why you didn't see your own changes, apart from caching or checking the 'wrong' homepage.
At Math.SE homepage, if I don't scroll, it only goes back 15 minutes or less, which is probably why I never saw my question bumped on Math.SE homepage. The finite field tag page is set to newest (is that the default?), and edits don't affect it. My question remains with it's original date of Feb 27, despite the edits.
@rcgldr I don't know what the default is, but 'Newest' definitely does not include edits. And refreshing the homepage 'too' late won't have you notice the bump either. I still don't think it's a bug, just your (relative) unfamiliarity with the system (which is why we're here to help you).
The 24 hour suspension is not a big deal, but just an warning would have been sufficient. The student I was trying to help now has enough information from my updated question to start on his hardware optimization project, which was the purpose of that question, so it no longer needs any updates. The question is now only asking to verify that my explanation of the article the student was asking about is mathematically correct, or if it is specific to hardware optimizations.
A warning can be ignored, but the behaviour needed to stop immediately. Only a suspension would achieve this, so a suspension was needed. It was only for 24 hours, so it is not even worth querying.
@Nij - A suspension was not needed. The false assumption was that I would ignore a warning about an issue that I was unaware of. Also, the edits were completed and had already stopped a day before the suspension. The question explained the reason for the updates that normal basis was new to me, but I had since gained understanding of normal basis and had completed my updates. After doing a web search, it seems that some SE moderators tend to over-react. I don't see a suspension as a case of "(... why we're here to help you).
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You are not every user who makes excessive edits and requires a warning. If we could trust such users generally to comply, the suspension would not be part of the standard handling of such situations. Complaining that you are a good person and shouldn't be treated like the not-good people is a bit naive when the entire issue is your behaviour matching that of a not-good person.
@Nij - I find it difficult to believe that the percentage of users ignoring warnings is high enough to warrant making suspension as part of the standard handling, especially if it's about an issue that most users are unaware of. I don't recall ever seeing a rule about excessive edits when I signed up for Stack Overflow and later Stack Exchange. Editing isn't an issue at other forums. I don't understand why something similar to Wikipedia's watchlist isn't used at SE rather than relying on a front page bump that most users will never see on front pages with high activity.
@Nij - where is "excessive edits" being an issue mentioned in the help center code of conduct? The help center includes: What happens when I edit a post? The post will be updated to show the latest editor, as well as the original author. All edits are saved and tracked in a public revision history with attribution to each editor. A post's revision history can be viewed by clicking the date and time at the bottom of the edited post (e.g., "edited 3 days ago")."Editing a question or answer also bumps the question to the top of the homepage.
Welp, clearly you know how to be a moderator on this network better than actual moderators, so I'll leave you to it.