I post this meta because the mod I discussed this with to told me to. There's this "The Great Retagging Event" on Chemistry Meta, where they hunt and retag a bunch of questions within a fixed duration. This helps to keep messing up the "active feed" to a minimum duration. In their words:
Editing questions bumps them up; and somehow surprisingly, there's a good portion of chem.SE users who only use the 'active' tab. Thus, bumping too many questions would stop newer questions from getting the needed attention. Thus, the frequency of retagging must be small.
But people just can't keep up with editing 1 question every ten minutes. They can't be consistent, and they're not to blame. Hence, if the only way we can keep editors helping is by flushing down the 'active' tab, let's do it in an organized way, in a small frequency.
I propose something similar:
- Schedule cleanup events (weekly/bi-weekly/monthly...)
- Edit your own old posts (to update/improve/retag/expand...)
- Meanwhile, improve other posts that you chance upon without listing them on meta for others. (also close/flag/delete...)
- ELU gets closer and closer to utopia.
I won't be able to plan/host any of these myself due to reasons I can't tell now. I want the moderators/high-rep-users to come forward for the sake of the community and design a good cleanup program and make this thing a reality.