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PEE Poll: Is it bad to bump?
Yes   -0 (0%)
No   -1 (8.3%)
Maybe   -1 (8.3%)
Sometimes   -10 (83.3%)
Total Voters: 12

SuperFry

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« on: 10-11-2003 20:54 »

Well I just wanted to know if it was bad to bump threads. This is a poll and an answer thread.
(In your post please have both is below)
Question: (Is it bad to bump: Give explanation)
Poll answer: (Yes/No/Maybe/Sometimes)
aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #1 on: 10-11-2003 21:04 »

No. It is only bad to bump if you are:
Responding to something posted ages ago and your post is as good as being irrelevant
Posting something meaningless
Bumping a thread for no reason at all
If it's a good thread and you have something to add to it go ahead, but don't do it pointlessly/spammily.
Jamesbondcja

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« Reply #2 on: 10-11-2003 21:11 »

Is that some kind of dance or something?

Also I agree with aslate.
Margarita

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« Reply #3 on: 10-11-2003 21:13 »

aslate you mean sometimes it is bad to bump threads.
i think it's bad for PEEL to bump very old threads, but if thread is only month old it's okay. also reasons aslate listed.
(my vote goes to "sometimes" )
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
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« Reply #4 on: 10-12-2003 06:24 »

If you have something meaningful to add it's better to bump an old thread than creating a new one.
LaVaLaDy

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« Reply #5 on: 10-15-2003 20:35 »

whats "bumping" a thread exactly?
Jeremy

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« Reply #6 on: 10-15-2003 20:38 »
« Last Edit on: 10-15-2003 20:38 »

It's not what you're thinking, Skank.   wink
Replying to an old thread.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #7 on: 10-15-2003 20:40 »

Bumping is where a thread's fallen off the first page of a board (eg off-Topic), and you post in the thread to bring it back to Page 1.

I think bumping is okay as long as you have something to contribute to the thread.  Remember Langly bumping a whole load of threads just to mess up page 1?
BendingUnit1141

Professor
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« Reply #8 on: 10-16-2003 02:25 »

Bump. *

* Lets just say I posted that as my message. This would be a pointless bump, which makes people flame you.

FIN.
Tweek

UberMod
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« Reply #9 on: 10-16-2003 03:19 »

It is better to bump an old thread than to start a new one on exactly the same subject if you have a good point to add  smile
Beamer

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« Reply #10 on: 10-16-2003 05:12 »

Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad.

For example - if you're bumping up a review thread for an episode or comic or something because it only just came out in your country and you'd like to review it, then that's practical and necessary.

However, if you're bumping up an old abandoned 19-page-long thread from years ago just for the sake of jacking up your post count, then of course it's bad.

Anyway, I think Tweek's previous post said it best (as you'd expect, considering he's a mod  smile).
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #11 on: 10-16-2003 14:25 »

Bumping a thread requires bumping your brain. If you have one, then do it.
aslate

Space Pope
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« Reply #12 on: 10-16-2003 15:33 »

Be sure to check the date of threads that you stumble across/are linked to. I've read pages of threads and not noticed they say 2001 on and not 2003!
SuperFry

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« Reply #13 on: 10-16-2003 20:01 »

Ohh I got a limk it is just a game to take your mind off things. http://www.fetchfido.co.uk/games/cave/sf_cave.htm
eggsandwich

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« Reply #14 on: 10-16-2003 20:09 »
« Last Edit on: 10-16-2003 20:09 »

   
Quote
Originally posted by SuperFry:
Ohh I got a limk it is just a game to take your mind off things. http://www.fetchfido.co.uk/games/cave/sf_cave.htm


Excuse me, Miss. Can you kindly tell me why did you post a link to a game site in a thread about 'bumping'? .. and you were the one who started the thread.

Edit: Had to rephrase my previous post, for the children.
Kryten

Space Pope
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« Reply #15 on: 10-16-2003 21:48 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by SuperFry:
Ohh I got a limk it is just a game to take your mind off things. http://www.fetchfido.co.uk/games/cave/sf_cave.htm

Oh, how ON-TOPIC.

*pulls the Banstick out of its holster*

Just Chris

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« Reply #16 on: 10-16-2003 22:58 »

It means Bring Up M Post.
winna

Avatar Czar
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« Reply #17 on: 10-17-2003 19:40 »

Bumping is good... For the most part it keeps people from not spamming, and I love seeing really old threads get bumped since I don't usually go through the old threads anyways.  I said no, bumping isn't bad unless you're an idiot...
Archie2K

Space Pope
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« Reply #18 on: 10-18-2003 17:01 »

If someone starts a thread on a certain subject, and 5 pages worth were discussed 3 months ago, then said thread will likely proove insightful to the person who started the duplicate thread, and provoking discussion again.

Also if something is time-significant, EG. The AGI thread falls to page 7, it will likely get bumped to Page 1 days before the event to remind everyone for example.

Just use your discression and common sense.
Britz

Starship Captain
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« Reply #19 on: 10-19-2003 00:09 »

If you have something to say, in your thread, in someone elses, but if your gonna mindlessly blather like "I agree" to bump up your thread, your post no or just to be a schmuck I will take you down, I will take you down to Chinatown... when I am resonably confident I can get away with it (Aha, did I say that out loud? on God no not the banstick!)
SuperFry

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« Reply #20 on: 10-20-2003 19:42 »

Well I voted sometimes after I thought about bumping it just depends if you want to get your post count up or you actually ahve something to add.

::So I see you are back Britz, remember me, I haven't seen you in a while.::
Britz

Starship Captain
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« Reply #21 on: 10-21-2003 02:19 »

Yes but I'm back now little boy, please constrain from making hypocritical comments on bumping won't you? I can keep my temper on a leash for only so long and then it's gonna be time for a new account.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #22 on: 10-21-2003 14:53 »

Does it matter anymore?

MOD'S CLOSE THIS THREAD!
Kryten

Space Pope
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« Reply #23 on: 10-22-2003 00:33 »

Say please.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #24 on: 10-22-2003 01:22 »

Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeease.
Kryten

Space Pope
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« Reply #25 on: 10-22-2003 02:16 »

There, was that so hard?
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