Whenever I edit a question or answer, the question gets bumped. In other words it appears at the top of the list. Sometimes I just want to make an edit without having it pushed up to the top of the queue.
Is there an option somewhere that I'm missing that would allow me to do that? Sometimes I'm a bit reluctant to make minor edits on poorly worded - and often old - questions, realizing that it will push them to the top of the list.
I think SE should provide a this-is-a-minor-edit checkbox on the edit page.
When checked, it would update the date of last modification as it does now. However, behind the scenes SE should implement a "date of last major modification" and have that used to sort the questions. When someone performs an edit without checking the checkbox, both the last-modification date and the last-major-modification date would be updated. If the checkbox is checked, only the last-modification date would be updated.
The benefit of this would be major cleanup, or tagging campaigns would not cause the edited posts to rise to the top of the queue. The last-modification date displayed beneath a post would show when it was last modified, even if the modification was minor.