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May 19, 2012 5:35pm
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by roarrgasm » May 19, 2012 5:35pm | Report
Maybe it's a dumb question, but this has always confused me. I see a comment that just says bump for no reason so I thought I would just put this question out there
I have a guide about how to play a champion called Xin Zhao. He is a cool asian guy with a big stick and he looks like this...

--> LINK TO MY XIN ZHAO GUIDE! <--
I also have a cool guide about a champion that most people like to call... Kennen!. He is so cute and fluffy I could just hold him like a little kitty. He might electrocute you, though. He looks like this:

--> LINK TO MY KENNEN GUIDE! <--

+rep would be nice too if i helped you... ;)
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by jhoijhoi » May 19, 2012 5:39pm | Report
To "bump" the thread to the top. If a thread has had no replies, or replies that aren't useful, the original poster will sometimes want to "bump" the thread so more people will see it and comment on it.

It's considered bad manners on some sites.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Keondre » May 19, 2012 5:42pm | Report
I bump threads a lot to be courteous. I doubt anyone here thinks its "bad manners", I hope they don't. I've bene bumping wrath and jeffy's sig threads..
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by jhoijhoi » May 19, 2012 5:53pm | Report
I said on some sites :P For example, imagine if commenting on your own guide would bring it to the top of the list, regardless of it's score. People would be forever bumping their guides to being it to the top, and that'd be considered bad manners.

On the Official LoL Website, people are often downvoted for bumping their own threads.

On YWS, people who bump their stories to the top of the list are often warned not to - every time they bump their thread to the top of the list of stories, other stories may not get read.

In these forums on MobaFire, bumping rarely occurs anyway, and it's hardly ever someone bumping their own thread with the word "bump". Most people will update the readers of what's happened lately "look at this new sig I made" or "I'm not 1900 elo" - this is also bumping, but not in the same poor taste as someone who just says "bump" on their own thread just to get attention.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Mowen » May 19, 2012 5:54pm | Report
It's spam, so don't "bump" threads. >:( Only say something if it contributes to conversation! (Unless you're in off-topic, then you can say all the random **** you want) A bump is always a no-no on this site.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Keondre » May 19, 2012 5:56pm | Report
Sorry Mowen :( Didn't know D:
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by jhoijhoi » May 19, 2012 6:07pm | Report
Mowen: I don't think that's completely fair/right. Any sort of post after the post before it can be considered a "bump". Me replying to this thread can be considered a bump. It still bumps the thread to the top of the list.

Keondre isn't breaking any rules by bumping a friend's thread. I'm not breaking any rules if I go and bump one of my suggestion threads with the post "Anymore ideas?". The only bumping that I can see that is harmful to a forum is the mindless bumping of superfluous threads like "QQ Anivia OP" with the post "BUMP!".
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by caucheka » May 19, 2012 6:53pm | Report
i think mowen was just referring to simply saying 'bump'. i myself don't consider anything other than saying 'bump' as bumping.


also, off-topic.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by roarrgasm » May 19, 2012 7:01pm | Report
ah ok i see. thanks for the info, guys, it helped :)
I have a guide about how to play a champion called Xin Zhao. He is a cool asian guy with a big stick and he looks like this...

--> LINK TO MY XIN ZHAO GUIDE! <--
I also have a cool guide about a champion that most people like to call... Kennen!. He is so cute and fluffy I could just hold him like a little kitty. He might electrocute you, though. He looks like this:

--> LINK TO MY KENNEN GUIDE! <--

+rep would be nice too if i helped you... ;)
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Crows foot » May 20, 2012 8:54am | Report
There are threads which I find incredibly interesting or useful, and I might have given my input in it already but I I might think it hasn't gotten its due attention. Thus I might bump it. Not with the word bump or TTT (to the top), but the effects are still the same. And I will never believe that a thread will get exactly the attention it is worth. If I post a thread just before a majority of our members come online it might get huge attention. Posting it either when almost noone is online or when 20 others post at the same time will give you **** all attention. Same thread.
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