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Bump topic?

Postby equilibrium » Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:28 pm

Some threads have "Bump topic" at the bottom of the thread itself.....what does this mean?
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Bump topic?

Postby Aloka » Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:31 pm

equilibrium wrote:Some threads have "Bump topic" at the bottom of the thread itself.....what does this mean?
Thanks in advance.


"Bumping" something usually means sending it up to the top of a list.
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Re: Bump topic?

Postby Kim OHara » Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:27 am

Aloka wrote:
equilibrium wrote:Some threads have "Bump topic" at the bottom of the thread itself.....what does this mean?
Thanks in advance.


"Bumping" something usually means sending it up to the top of a list.

... so that people like me, who come to DW via the active topics view http://www.dhammawheel.com/search.php?search_id=active_topics will see it again and think, "yeah, I was going to respond to that ..."
:thinking:

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Re: Bump topic?

Postby equilibrium » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:08 am

yes.....but not every thread gets the bump topic.....so who decides a thread gets the bump topic and why?
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Re: Bump topic?

Postby fig tree » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:06 pm

equilibrium wrote:yes.....but not every thread gets the bump topic.....so who decides a thread gets the bump topic and why?

If the topic is still open, anybody can cause it to show up again for others (in a chronological list of topics) by replying to it.

Sometimes people reply with a message that only says something like "bump topic" because they want you to know that that is why they are replying to it, they have nothing else to say yet, and don't want to waste your time reading something like, "Hey folks, this thread was such a cool thread, have a look at it."

Sometimes they think the topic is worth rereading, sometimes they want people who weren't here when the thread was active to read it, and sometimes they think there was a question that deserved more of a reply but might be about to be forgotten because nobody has replied to it for a while.

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Re: Bump topic?

Postby equilibrium » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:39 am

Under FAQ: How do I bump my topic?
By clicking the “Bump topic” link when you are viewing it, you can “bump” the topic to the top of the forum on the first page. However, if you do not see this, then topic bumping may be disabled or the time allowance between bumps has not yet been reached. It is also possible to bump the topic simply by replying to it, however, be sure to follow the board rules when doing so.

If a topic is still opened then one can simply reply to bump it to the top of the list.....what happens if it is locked?

Am not sure if you know what I mean.....it is the "bump topic logo" shown per attached images.....one is a open thread, one is locked thread.

So who decides which thread gets the bump logo?
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