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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 3:40 pm 
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Reading through old postings, I saw alot of "<bump>"s. Having just found one on a new post, I needs must ask.... will some kind person explain what "<bump>' represents? Is it written intentionally by the poster as a short-form comment, or has the moderator removed something not-nice?

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It is done when someone wants to resuscitate a dead and buried thread to rise from the deep and gain the forum's header above...

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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
It is done when someone wants to resuscitate a dead and buried thread to rise from the deep and gain the forum's header above...

Thank you, Mr.G.G., but I'm still not sure what's up with that. The place I saw it used most recently is in an on-going post, so I'm not sure what was regurgitated from the past. Here's where I saw it....,
Zappa Albums/Come Back Soonly?/page 4, by punknaynowned on Mar.29, 2007 10:02am (using the unlogged-in time).

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just plain doug wrote:
Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
It is done when someone wants to resuscitate a dead and buried thread to rise from the deep and gain the forum's header above...

Thank you, Mr.G.G., but I'm still not sure what's up with that. The place I saw it used most recently is in an on-going post, so I'm not sure what was regurgitated from the past. Here's where I saw it....,
Zappa Albums/Come Back Soonly?/page 4, by punknaynowned on Mar.29, 2007 10:02am (using the unlogged-in time)
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I was initially confused by that particular use of the <bump> myself. I'm guessing it's being used for a different purpose there. Maybe punknayowned could enlighten us there. Maybe I'm just an ignint mcnugget myself. But normally, as MGG says (as I understand it), it's a way to "put the ball back in play" - since many people (including myself) check activity on the forum by clicking the "View Posts Since Last Visit" link.

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it was more fun to 'bump' a buried thread on the old forum, since you could delete posts back then.
you made a 'bump'-post and then you immediately deleted it, making everybody wonder how that old thread suddenly came up on top...

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I was initially confused by that particular use of the <bump> myself.

Thanks, all. I believe I get the idea, now. Glad to see I wasn't the only one confused. Leave it to me to find, and ask about, the one anomalous useage!

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the first time i seen the BumP was when some prick posted a pic of a prick on every thread just about (Huck Phlem first had the idea) :wink:

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just plain doug wrote:
feetlightup wrote:
I was initially confused by that particular use of the <bump> myself.

Thanks, all. I believe I get the idea, now. Glad to see I wasn't the only one confused. Leave it to me to find, and ask about, the one anomalous useage!


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acroyear wrote:
Don't worry, we got a lot of confused people on here.


oh, so you're back again...

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"GAWD! I just LOVE me an anomaly!"
One person's memory referent is another's axis/access shift :wink:
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