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Subject: Stupid question
Date Posted: 8/6/2008 12:11 PM ET
Member Since: 7/27/2008
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What does the word "bump" mean?  I've seen messages in the forums with just that word and nothing else.  Can someone tell me what it means?  I'm new here.  Thanks.

Date Posted: 8/6/2008 12:14 PM ET
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Not a stupid question!  I say that because...well, I asked it myself once!  When people want a thread to be bumped up to the top of the list but don't have any new information to add to the thread, they'll type in "bump" as a way to move it upwards.

Date Posted: 8/6/2008 12:15 PM ET
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It's just what people do so that a post that's maybe at the bottom of the page or on a farther page than 1 will "bump" up to the top of the first page so more people see it.

Date Posted: 8/6/2008 12:15 PM ET
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Hi Kelli--

There are no stupid questions here, only stupid reasons not to ask. :-)

"Bumping" is when you post a reply to your own post (usually in the book bazaar), to cause your thread to "bump" to the top of the list of threads.  This is used by folks to keep their own swaps more visible, but doing it more than once a day is against the rules, for obvious annoyance reasons.

Welcome to PBS!



Date Posted: 8/6/2008 12:16 PM ET
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I think it was explained to me as






Date Posted: 8/6/2008 12:36 PM ET
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Okay, I get it!!  Thanks so much!

Date Posted: 8/6/2008 2:08 PM ET
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Thanks for the question Kelli. I was not sure also!

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Date Posted: 8/6/2008 2:42 PM ET
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If you click on this link


and click on PBS Glossary, you'll find a lot of definitions of terms used here in the PBS forums.  ("bump" is at the bottom of the list!)   Enjoy!

PS  The PBS Help Center ROCKS!  You can find the answers to a million questions there!

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