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Thread: Bump question

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    Super Member shequilts's Avatar
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    What does it mean when there is just the word "Bump" listed as a message?

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    The author is sending (bumping) the message back to the top of the list, so it is not forgotten or lost.

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    Bringing it back to the top. At least that is what the other forums use it for.... Or BTT (Back to top).

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    How do you bump a message back to the top?

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    You just go into the message and type a word, usually BUMP or BTT. Anytime a message has a response it moves it back to the top of the list as an active topic

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    I'll have to try Bump sometime.

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    Please don't bump topics.

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    thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin
    Please don't bump topics.
    Is this inappropriate for even the classified ads section?

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    Is this inappropriate for even the classified ads section?
    I would say especially for the classifieds section.

    Imagine if everyone started bumping their ads. The first page listing and the recent topics would be constantly filled with threads that contain no new information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin
    Is this inappropriate for even the classified ads section?
    I would say especially for the classifieds section.

    Imagine if everyone started bumping their ads. The first page listing and the recent topics would be constantly filled with threads that contain no new information.
    Respectfully, I'd like to understand this better...

    Say you have 10 items for sale. Some items get sold, whether people PM or post to the thread. If you delete pics, edit to say sold, whatever on the original post...it won't bump the thread, correct? Then the new information wouldn't be available, so to speak. Or....if you add additional things to the topic, instead of creating a fresh topic (thus, clogging the classified section more) it wouldn't bump the thread, because it's an edit to the original post.

    I agree, people shouldn't needlessly bump, or bump multiple times a day, week, whatever...but never seems to be absolute.

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    if you add additional things to the topic, instead of creating a fresh topic
    If you add new items for sale inside an existing topic, then you are doing yourself a disservice.

    Only new topics get listed in the outgoing message digests. So by "reusing" an existing topic, you greatly limit the exposure of your new offer.

    And for all other "edits" such as marking an item as sold, brining a topic back to the top doesn't seem beneficial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin
    if you add additional things to the topic, instead of creating a fresh topic
    If you add new items for sale inside an existing topic, then you are doing yourself a disservice.

    Only new topics get listed in the outgoing message digests. So by "reusing" an existing topic, you greatly limit the exposure of your new offer.

    And for all other "edits" such as marking an item as sold, brining a topic back to the top doesn't seem beneficial.
    Gotcha. Thanks for your time, I'll fall in step! :D

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    So I suppose using a cyber slingshot to bump is totally outta the question (flashing Admin a teasing grin)

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    anytime a reply of any kind is done, the posting goes back to the top.
    ttt- also means to the top!
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    I was asked not to bump too. I wasn't "bumping" but would put updated and added more etc. So now I have 3 sales going on. LOL. But.....people are still in there doing it. They should read this too. Thanks for the info. SO I ask people to PM me and they do so mine don't move unless someone posts they are sending a pm. I am falling in line too.

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