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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
What does :bump: mean? or maybe without the parentheses? I see this posted by itself for no obvious reason, undoubtedly there is a hidden one.
post #2 of 14
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Originally Posted by joecool
What does :bump: mean? or maybe without the parentheses? I see this posted by itself for no obvious reason, undoubtedly there is a hidden one.
moderators will sometimes bump a thread that everyone needs to see in order to keep it at the top of the new posts.
post #3 of 14
Bumping a thread is updating it so it displays at the top of forum. The mods are the ones who should be doing this. The rest of us are discouraged from doing it.
post #4 of 14
Thread Starter 
Oh, meaning there have not been enough replies. But i think i have seen a few non-mods do it.... Maybe just to not let it get cold?

And thanks for the prompt repies.
post #5 of 14
Not necessarily enough replies. Rather the mods use it to remind us of important information - like when we did the forum upgrade.
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
Oh i see.... but as i say, i first saw a non-mod do it. In fact i have yet to see a mod do it, only nons. But this is discouraged?
post #7 of 14
Yes it is discouraged, and some "non mods" are actually members of the team and are allowed to bump their thread. This is an interactive forum, anytime you post to a thread, it puts it at the top of the heap. But just plain bumping alone (no other text is reserved for mods)
post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by joecool
Oh i see.... but as i say, i first saw a non-mod do it. In fact i have yet to see a mod do it, only nons. But this is discouraged?
Sometimes, when a thread isn't getting any or many replies, the thread starter will "bump" the thread, to keep it from falling off of the board. This is discouraged, as it may cause threads that ARE of interest to fall of of the first page.

As was explained earlier, mods will bump an important announcement, in order to keep it prominently displayed.
post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
I get it now. So if you dont want it to go, dont just put bump. Actually add something to the thread.

Thanks for the replies.
post #10 of 14
I'm actually glad bumping is reserved for mods. I've been on other boards where members shamelessly bump their own threads as a matter of course. Those boards get boring after awhile. Here it's always fresh and entertaining.
post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 
One time i put that i really didn't want it to get cold, is that okay?
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by joecool
One time i put that i really didn't want it to get cold, is that okay?
Omg you are sooo cute!
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 
lol
post #14 of 14
Oh Fran, everybody's cute where you're concerned!! I actually found that useful info too people, thanks!
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