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Michael H. Cothran

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What does "bump" mean?
« on: March 23, 2012, 08:24:30 am »

I see it frequently, most recently in the For Sale section. What does it mean?
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Re: What does "bump" mean?
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2012, 08:41:08 am »

I see it frequently, most recently in the For Sale section. What does it mean?

To bump, in this context, is to add a message to a discussion so it [the discussion] becomes more recent and consequently is listed before other discussions.
In other words, it's a way to promote an old discussion…
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Re: What does "bump" mean?
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2012, 09:26:47 am »

Also, anyone subsequently using the “Show unread posts since last visit” feature will see the “bumped” message thread pop up again.
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Re: What does "bump" mean?
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2012, 09:44:22 am »

An important note:  done excessively, bumping is considered impolite.
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Re: What does "bump" mean?
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2012, 10:48:19 am »

Thanks for the explanations. Makes sense now.
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