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Subject: bumping
Date Posted: 4/13/2008 8:10 PM ET
Member Since: 10/27/2007
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Could someone clarify the PBS guideline below from  the Help section? I see "bumps" everywhere, yet I guess PBS discourages them. But the last sentence says "it is perfectly alright to bump once a day, to let members know about any new books or deals."

So should we not be typing "bump" into a reply box, but only if we have a new book or deal? I would appreciate any clarification.

Thank you...Rose

  • We ask that members not start more than one or two topics in Book Bazaar per day, and "bumping" of your topic is discouraged, as this is unfair to other members.
    • It is perfectly all right to start a topic about your bookshelf and post an update or bump every day (once a day), to let members know about any new books or deals you are offering.
  • Date Posted: 4/13/2008 8:20 PM ET
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    I think they mean they don't want people bumping their own threads more than once a day otherwise some people would be bumping them every hour on the hour.

    Date Posted: 4/13/2008 8:32 PM ET
    Member Since: 8/16/2007
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    They limit bumping in the Book Bazaar only. And from the clarificiations I have seen, any type of bumping, whether with the word bump or an I just added a new book or changed my deal, it is still bumping and should be done only once per day. Some people don't read the Bazaar rules so they don't know this rule exists.

    Date Posted: 4/13/2008 8:32 PM ET
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    Thats for the book bazaar. Bumping more than ones a day is rude cause then other people dont get front page time.

    Date Posted: 4/13/2008 10:21 PM ET
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    Can anything be done about over bumping?? I've seen in the Book Bazaar a person seems to bump their own posts every 10 mins. or so & it's starting to seem a little obnoxious.



    Last Edited on: 4/14/08 1:30 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
    Date Posted: 4/13/2008 11:51 PM ET
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    Post the rule in her thread and/or PM her. Some people just don't know.

    Date Posted: 4/14/2008 6:49 AM ET
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    Leean,

    That person  was already corrected and she apologized. She was brand new and didn't know.

    Date Posted: 4/14/2008 2:34 PM ET
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    Ahhh...Rose.  Here you are. 

    I had written to Rose, complimenting her on her wonderful post to that bumper.  It was so kind and encouraging, and we all know how nasty these things can get.  The bumper seemed quite happy with Rose's kindness.

    Well, there is now a brand new thread, with bump bump bump.  And I found in another thread that the same offers are there. 

    Yes, brand new, and seemingly very young....

    Date Posted: 4/14/2008 2:49 PM ET
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    Oh, boy......

    Date Posted: 4/14/2008 4:19 PM ET
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    Yeah, I saw her one post where she was corrected, but I noticed more "bumping" later on in a separate post yesterday evening, and lots more of it today as well.

    Date Posted: 4/14/2008 4:52 PM ET
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    Hi Foks,

    Since I began this thread, I felt obligated to make the effort to send a couple of letters to the member involved that was bumping too much, and I do now think she understands. She's young, brand new, and was confused, especially since she had originally started 3 posts in 2 days and was involved in a few threads.

    I would put it to rest, and my original question was answered. Thanks, everyone!

    Rose