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Subject: bump
Date Posted: 7/22/2007 1:42 PM ET
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This may sound very stupid, but I merely just want to know what "bump" does or means in the forum?

 

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 1:45 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/22/2007 1:47 PM ET
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Oh, so it puts the post back to the top? That's nice. Thanks!

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 1:49 PM ET
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Yeah usually used in games or in the bazaar but in the bazaar you should only do it once a day to allow others front page time.

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 2:50 PM ET
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knew what it was used for, but had no idea that was an acronym........

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 4:50 PM ET
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I didn't know it was an acroynym.  It just made sense to me that you were bumping your post back to the top.

I wonder if the word or the expansion came first.  I've seen acronyms that weren't acronyms when they started. :)

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 6:47 PM ET
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My guess is the term came first & someone came up with the words for the acronym later. Otherwise, we might have used the acronym for "Raising Up My Post"...

Scott out.

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 6:51 PM ET
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ha ha.....rump

took me a little while to get it

 

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 6:54 PM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2005
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Scott, you are tooooo funny!!!!

Sandra, I was going to suggest that you could have looked in the PBS Glossary for it, but it's not in there! Guess I"ll have to send in feedback and get it put there, it's not a dumb question, it gets asked about every other month or so, if you've never been told, or been on forums where it's done a bunch, how are you supposed to find out unless you ask!

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 7:00 PM ET
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I knew what it did, but never knew it stood for something.

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 8:03 PM ET
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Ha I didnt know the glossary was there but this term has got me wondering YMMV=Your Mileage May Vary. What they heck would that be used in general conversation for?

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 10:43 PM ET
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Originally a legal disclaimer for autos, it's been usurped to indicate that one's experience while true for them at the time may not be true for others.

Actually, I just wanted to use usurped in a sentence.

Scott out.