From: Long Island, NY, USA
Registered: Jun 2003
posted July 30, 2013 03:47 AM
Of course you realize someone will eventually bump this thread.
A few years ago an IT guy at my job decided to introduce "NNTR" (no need to reply) to hold down e-mail space on the servers, and he added "NNTR" at the end of his e-mail.
-half the company replied with "great idea!"
Actually there are certain circumstances where I can see "bump" being used: for example in a sales or wanted category.
-not so much in regular conversation. If there is something new to add, then add something. Even "I'd like to discuss this again because..." is better.
Most of the time I've seen "bump" used (in other Forums) is to drag up some old Hornet's nest people had gotten tired of fighting about months before just to make trouble. That would not (and should not) fly here.
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From: Bristol. United Kingdom
Registered: Oct 2007
posted July 30, 2013 05:12 AM
I appreciate Steve's point about a "Sale" or "Wanted" item which has not attracted any takers and the member wishes to draw attention to the post. In this case it would be much better to remind members that the item is still for sale or wanted by actually saying so.
Seriously though I have no problem with bumping. If members want to do that its fine, particularly on the sales/wants thread to highlight they are still looking for a particular title. Adding the word 'Bump' is no different than adding just 'Still looking'
From: Gt. Clifton,Cumbria,England
Registered: Jan 2012
posted August 07, 2013 03:39 PM
I agree with Michael there, as sometimes little bits of info get wiped too. As for the bumping bit, can't see the harm, folks trying to sell bits & bobs sometimes get swamped, and lost, trying to put their gear back to the forefront doesn't do any harm.