What Does "bump" Mean?

Decorating By cocobean Updated 23 Jun 2008 , 5:08pm by gottabakenow

cocobean Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 3:56am
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I keep seeing this "bump" word and don't know what it means. Anyone? Thanks in advance! detective.gif

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Texas_Rose Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 3:57am
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People do it to move a topic back up to the top of the list, hoping that someone will see it and respond.

kansaswolf Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 6:07am
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Some say it stands for "Bring Up My Post"... But yeah, it's just to keep a thread closer to the top, so everyone can see it!

JoAnnB Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 6:08am
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We have been asked not to bump topics. Many posters who don't get an answer right away, 'bump' their topic to the top. Unanswered question pull up in the "view unanswered" sort.

If you want more information on an old post, you can usually send a pm to the person(s) in the original thread.

veejaytx Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 8:02am
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You are right Joannb, we have been asked not to bump, but some people just don't pay attention to that kind of stuff, and somehow they are exempt from rules too!!

One of my main gripes about "bumping" is that if I'm watching a particular thread and get a notice somebody has posted to it, it really is annoying when it is just another "bump" post!

Even if you are anxious to get replies, bumping every 5 to 10 minutes is ridiculous, IMHO.

gottabakenow Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 1:31pm
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i think you're allowed to bump your own post after a while if no one responds. am i wrong...? i seem to remember seeing heath or someone say that.

wgoat5 Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 4:40pm
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Yes that is right cakedecoratingsmything...

AND WE are supposed to bump topics that haven't been answered.. with 0 posts....

I look for posts that haven't been answered... Not the ones that are a couple hours old.. but ones that have been posted for a day or so.

ALSO.. it does get aggravating (sp) when people post a topic then 5 minutes later bumps themselves but maybe they didn't read the rules...

People can be hasty for replies... but there are very nice ways to tell people not to bump themselves... icon_biggrin.gif I LOVE nice icon_smile.gif

gottabakenow Posted 23 Jun 2008 , 5:08pm
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yes nice is always good and nice and all that. icon_smile.gif i love it when people are nice too. icon_smile.gif

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