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Subject: newbie question about "bumping"
Date Posted: 3/9/2009 3:15 PM ET
Member Since: 2/12/2009
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I have read in some of the topics that the post has been "bumped". What is this and how is it done? When is it done?



Date Posted: 3/9/2009 3:20 PM ET
Member Since: 6/25/2007
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from the help center:

bump (as the lone word in a Forum post) = Bump Up My Post = empty post added to bring topic back to top of Forum topic list.  This is permissible in Book Bazaar topics once per day per topic.


 It's usually done to prevent a topic from slipping to the second page of a forum.

Last Edited on: 3/9/09 3:21 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/9/2009 3:22 PM ET
Member Since: 10/24/2007
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"Bumping" is to just type 'bump' instead of a message in the reply box. It's to get that thread to the top of the list. In a lot of online forums it's considered a little annoying, depending on the context.

Like, if you were on a local forum and you were trying to sell something, and you kept replying 'bump' to yourself to keep your thread at the top, that would be kind of rude.

Here, I don't see it happen too often unless it's for a reason, like when they were doing Holiday card sign-ups and stuff. Or if you asked a question and no one had answered you.

Use 'bump' sparingly :)


ETA: Janelle, you beat me!

Last Edited on: 3/9/09 3:23 PM ET - Total times edited: 1