When reviewing suggested edits I came across this edit. I noticed that this edit was for a question from 2011. I was unsure whether I should approve this edit, which was just to add some relevant tags. I see that the edit should be approved because it's an edit that follow the edit guidelines, and yet I didn't want to approve a question from 2011 which already had a correct answer, because it would bump it to the homepage

My question is whether or not I should approve edits to old questions, answered or unanswered.


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Especially since this case is a retag, I would say yes. We don't want content with errors, and mistagged content is even worse in my view. Ultimately, use your best judgement, but it isn't that big of a deal for things to get bumped, as long as we aren't bumping a whole bunch of things at the same time during, for example, a mass cleanup effort.

  • Thanks! I left this unaccepted for a while to see other peoples inputs (if any), but seeing as there was none I'll use your answer for future reference.
    – Reflexive
    Jun 28, 2019 at 11:29
  • I wouldn't mind a mass cleanup effort bumping content, either. You can always sort by newest or by tag if you want to see something specific.
    – FoxMcCloud
    Jun 29, 2019 at 20:52
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    @FoxMcCloud Typically, we don't want a cleanup effort to take up the entire front page though. It's usually fine to grab things a few at a time and let the front page work itself out over a few days
    – Unionhawk Mod
    Jun 29, 2019 at 21:16
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    The fact that I have less that 2K rep and can only submit 5 edits at a time solves the front-page-flooding problem for itself.
    – pppery
    Jul 6, 2019 at 20:31

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