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Maurice Leakey
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From: Bristol. United Kingdom
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 - posted July 30, 2013 03:36 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have been mystified recently when replies on a thread contain the one single word BUMP . A search engine explained it is connected with Bumping, or To Bump.

It is used by members of an on-line Forum to bring a particular thread to the top of the list once again.

I would like to suggest to our Moderators that any new reply just containing this single word be deleted.

The purpose of this, and any Forum, is to exchange ideas and seek information from fellow members.

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Winbert Hutahaean
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 - posted July 30, 2013 03:42 AM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
CMIIW, If we read the rules and reguations in this forum, bumping is indeed not allowed.

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Steve Klare
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 - posted July 30, 2013 03:47 AM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted July 30, 2013 05:12 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
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.

It might even bring a response.

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Steve Klare
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 - posted July 30, 2013 10:22 AM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I agree: if it was me I'd copy into a new thread and forget about the old one. I just don't get too upset if someone else "bumps" a sales thread.

The day someone walks into my office and starts a conversation with "Bump!", I'll start to worry.

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted July 30, 2013 11:23 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Steve
The person walking into your office could be Mr. Bump.
http://themistermen.co.uk/mr_men/mr_bump.html

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Robert Crewdson
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 - posted July 30, 2013 11:28 AM      Profile for Robert Crewdson     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
This banned word is getting a lot of use here.

Could also refer to Bump Keys.

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Lee Mannering
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 - posted July 30, 2013 12:18 PM      Profile for Lee Mannering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have no idea what 'bump' is but I do like the Mr men and Mr Silly who lives in happyland! [Smile]

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Graham Sinden
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 - posted August 02, 2013 04:54 PM      Profile for Graham Sinden   Email Graham Sinden   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
BUMP [Big Grin]

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'

Graham S

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Michael O'Regan
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 - posted August 02, 2013 05:14 PM      Profile for Michael O'Regan   Email Michael O'Regan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
...and not half as annoying as people removing whole posts once they've sold their item.

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Graham Sinden
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 - posted August 02, 2013 05:27 PM      Profile for Graham Sinden   Email Graham Sinden   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
You're right Michael. I hate that when sellers re-edit the whole post and just write SOLD. When you look back at old posts you have no idea what was sold!

Graham S

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Joe Taffis
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 - posted August 02, 2013 06:50 PM      Profile for Joe Taffis   Email Joe Taffis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I just reviewed the "Rules and Policies" page (click on "faq" at the top of the page) [Wink]

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Hugh Thompson Scott
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 - posted August 07, 2013 03:39 PM      Profile for Hugh Thompson Scott   Email Hugh Thompson Scott       Edit/Delete Post 
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.

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Jeff Missinne
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 - posted August 08, 2013 01:57 PM      Profile for Jeff Missinne   Email Jeff Missinne   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I thought doing the Bump went out with disco! [Big Grin]

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