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What does <bump> mean Meaning of <bump> richlowe
I've seen <bump> in quite a few messages. What does it mean? THanks, Richard Lowe
It's what people type when they want to bump an older thread back to the top of the list. (threads are sorted by the time/date of the last post). mahlon
7: Please keep the frivolous "me too" or "bump" posts to a minimum. Most of these type posts will drop off the system in a few days. :) rcjordan
Sometimes, when dredging up an old thread that has some new info to be added <bump> has been used as a shorthand to indicate the reader should be aware of the span of dates. paynt
I tend to just start a new discussion and reference old threads through links. rcjordan
>tend to just start a new discussion and reference old threads through links.
And, IMO, that's the better way in almost all circumstances. On rare occassions, there are articles or breaking news that fit so well as the answer to a thread that was left in open speculation, or it emphasizes that the discussion was waaaay ahead of its time.
i have seen unanswered questions given the bump sometimes so more people can get a look.
<added>I assume this is an alright practice
Yes, always better to reference the older thread with a link.
I've added a 4 month old post reply limiter for that purpose...
Naughty, naughty knighty ;)
Still, I didn't know what it meant either, so if you hadn't <bump>'ed, where would I be?
ChromeYellow, you'd be the same as if someone had done <kick> :)