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What does <bump> mean
Meaning of <bump>
richlowe

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Msg#: 519 posted 9:50 pm on May 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

I've seen <bump> in quite a few messages. What does it mean? THanks, Richard Lowe

 

WebGuerrilla

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Msg#: 519 posted 9:53 pm on May 13, 2002 (gmt 0)


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

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Msg#: 519 posted 9:54 pm on May 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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

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Msg#: 519 posted 10:09 pm on May 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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



 
Msg#: 519 posted 10:27 pm on May 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

I tend to just start a new discussion and reference old threads through links.

rcjordan

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Msg#: 519 posted 10:41 pm on May 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

>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.

jatar_k

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Msg#: 519 posted 10:52 pm on May 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

i have seen unanswered questions given the bump sometimes so more people can get a look.

<added>I assume this is an alright practice

Brett_Tabke

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Msg#: 519 posted 9:15 pm on May 20, 2002 (gmt 0)

<bump>

Yes, always better to reference the older thread with a link.

I've added a 4 month old post reply limiter for that purpose...

knighty

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Msg#: 519 posted 8:55 am on Jun 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

<bump>

CromeYellow

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Msg#: 519 posted 9:23 am on Jun 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

Naughty, naughty knighty ;)

Still, I didn't know what it meant either, so if you hadn't <bump>'ed, where would I be?

Cy

Marcia

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Msg#: 519 posted 9:36 am on Jun 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

ChromeYellow, you'd be the same as if someone had done <kick> :)

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