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

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    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.
    – Rob Moir
    Jan 23, 2013 at 15:28
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    And having a question closed as a duplicate of one that is also closed is really annoying. :) Jan 25, 2013 at 2:06
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    Editing a closed question also automatically puts it into the reopen review queue. Feb 3, 2013 at 23:33
  • @MichaelHampton Only once? Or repeatedly, if the first edit was insufficient to get it reopened?
    – kasperd
    Oct 20, 2015 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. Oct 20, 2015 at 8:50
  • @kasperd I think it only gets one shot. Oct 20, 2015 at 13:34

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