Bumping

Discussion in 'Site feedback, suggestions, and discussions' started by Axis, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. Axis

    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    This is what you should NOT do. (see last two posts)

    The thread was originally bumped by a new member who was having a problem. He (I will assume a masculine subject for the purposes of this discussion) searched for a solution, which is what we encourage, no? He then saw that the problem mentioned in the thread he found was just like his own, and decided to post.

    Instead of reporting the post, politely notifying that new guy of his mistake via VM, or ignoring it all together, two members, as you can see in that link, decided to reply to the thread. If they had offered a helpful reply, I wouldn't have had a problem. However, they decided to do exactly what they criticized that new member of: "bumping". If that makes any sense to anyone, please explain it to me, because I don't get it.

    Please remember these things in your travels:

    • Not all bumps are bad bumps
    • If it's an innocent mistake as seen in that link, report the post and politely notify the user of "forum etiquette"
    • Whatever you do, do NOT say "nice bump"; report it and move on

    Thanks
  2. Gershmer

    Gershmer Active Member

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    Amen.

    I agree 110% (although I believe I have done this in the past without thinking)
  3. Chicken

    Chicken Retired Moderator

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    I've mentioned this somewhere before as well,

    1. Member decides to search for thread
    2. Posts in old thread
    3. Users shout at him for bumping
    4. Member creates new thread after seeing rules about bumping
    5. Members shout at him for not searching
    6. Member searches
    7. Repeat.

    It's sort of counter productive.
  4. narwal13

    narwal13 Active Member

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    whoops...

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    Ok, i gotcha axis. i will not do what i did in that thread.

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  5. theiThemer

    theiThemer Active Member

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    Much needed.
    Thanks.
  6. Appman

    Appman Community Development Staff Member

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    Agreed. (even tho I was used as an exapmle

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  7. NinetyFour

    NinetyFour Active Member

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    Chill out guys....
  8. murphmanny

    murphmanny Banned

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    I agree with Chicken. It always happens.

    Something needs to be said.
  9. magic8ball88

    magic8ball88 Active Member

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    I've actually been scared to create a new thread/bump an old thread because of that. I forgot what the problem was but I just didn't do either. Just to clarify the bump would be better correct?
  10. pieman

    pieman Member

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    ^Just remember that...

    it's prolly better than clotting the forum with the same thread over and over again.

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