I have posted a question four months ago which could not be answered because of missing information on my side. I have now collected additional data (network monitoring diagrams that prove the problem).

Should I add the new information to the old question? Will the edited post show up just as other new questions? Or will the edited post stay way down in the questions queue so that there is only a slight chance of anybody seeing it?

The question is here: will heavy network traffic affect other connections on HP ProCurve V1810-48G?


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Editing it with new information will bump it up. Also consider adding a bounty if necessary. Editing is preferable to asking a new, identical question

Always this. Writing a new question that duplicates an old one you've written is likely to see your new question closed as a duplicate of the old one on pretty much all the Stack Exchange sites. – RobM Jan 23 '13 at 15:28
And having a question closed as a duplicate of one that is also closed is really annoying. :) – John Gardeniers Jan 25 '13 at 2:06
Editing a closed question also automatically puts it into the reopen review queue. – Michael Hampton Feb 3 '13 at 23:33
@MichaelHampton Only once? Or repeatedly, if the first edit was insufficient to get it reopened? – kasperd Oct 20 at 8:20
Best to do it once, and do it right ;). People would get annoyed at constant unnecessary bumping. Edits should be substantial rather than minor. If you're really lucky, you might find your own answers. – Journeyman Geek Oct 20 at 8:50
@kasperd I think it only gets one shot. – Michael Hampton Oct 20 at 13:34

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