I was viewing the list of questions and this one is at the top of the list:

How can I remain productive/increase my productivity while working rotating shifts?

When I clicked on it to see what was new, I noticed that the OP has recently been adding and removing the "work" tag, presumably to bump the conversation back to the top of the Questions list.

Is this appropriate?

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No, it's not. Edits should be an improvement to the post. Minor edits (like alternating between adding/removing a tag) for the sole purpose of bumping the post are not appropriate.

To draw attention to an old, unanswered question (or a question that lacks a sufficient answer), there are two options:

  1. Offer a bounty.
  2. Make a meaningful edit to clarify the question or add more (relevant) information.

I've locked the post for now to prevent further edits.

You should remove the "work" tag, too :) – enderland Jan 28 '13 at 20:19
@enderland You're right. I should've done that (along with a couple other minor edits and a comment) before locking it. I'll take care of those now. – yoozer8 Jan 28 '13 at 20:53
@Rarity and I blitzed all the other uses of work and got rid of them, but couldn't get it on that one :) – enderland Jan 28 '13 at 20:57
Must've barely missed it. – yoozer8 Jan 29 '13 at 1:34
What about making it a Community Wiki instead of locking it? That was the original purpose of auto-CW after 15 edits - to prevent users from "bumping" repeatedly for more rep. Locking it stops all future interactions with the question, such as votes, comments, etc. – Rachel Jan 29 '13 at 17:00
@Rachel It will reach CW if edits continue once it is unlocked (temporary lock expiring in a few days). The lock is not permanent, just to allow it to come off the front page and attention to drift away. I've left a comment explaining the situation. My hope is that if Vicky wants to bump it for more attention, it will be through legitimate edits or a bounty. – yoozer8 Jan 29 '13 at 17:09
@Jim Ok, I wasn't aware it was a temp lock that expires on its own :) – Rachel Jan 29 '13 at 17:27
@Rachel Yes. There is some (small) text within the lock message box saying when the lock expires. – yoozer8 Jan 29 '13 at 17:32
@Jim I think that's only viewable by moderators - I wasn't able to see it when it was there – enderland Feb 2 '13 at 3:50

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