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What does "bump" mean?

I don't get it

Posted 7 years ago by GO? Subscriber! | Permalink

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  • It's used to 'bump' their thread to the top space so more people can see it.
    Posted 7 years ago by ?Cobalt? Subscriber! | Permalink
  • it "bumps" a thread up to the top of the page.
    Posted 7 years ago by EE Cummings Subscriber! | Permalink
  • When someone comments on a thread it goes to the top of the page. Commenting for the sole purpose of moving the thread to the top is called bumping.
    Posted 7 years ago by Fernstream Subscriber! | Permalink
  • It's a way of getting more attention for a topic you think is being ignored.  

    Generally it's not considered a very polite thing to do with your own topics.
    Posted 7 years ago by WindBorn Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Not polite?  I guess most of the Internet is impolite, then.
    Posted 7 years ago by Mablem Tiipot Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Normal and acceptable if not abused anyway..
    Posted 7 years ago by ?Cobalt? Subscriber! | Permalink
  • I believe the word you may compare it to is "Nudge".

    buwahaha.
    Posted 7 years ago by Zooo Subscriber! | Permalink
  • so bump keeps it up there?
    Posted 7 years ago by GO? Subscriber! | Permalink
  • and the top of the forum posts, yes. 
    Posted 7 years ago by Zooo Subscriber! | Permalink
  • but if you reply to any forum, it goes up to the top anyway, oh wait, is it to put it up but without really meentioning/ talking about anything?
    Posted 7 years ago by GO? Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Exactly.  Bumping is replying to a thread so it will go to the top of the forum list.   ETA: jeezus, did I just fall for some scheme to keep getting this thread bumped up?  <facepalm>
    Posted 7 years ago by oscarette Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Bring
    Up
    My
    Post

    I'm happy to bump your question.
    Posted 7 years ago by Tails Subscriber! | Permalink
  • The 'bump' is a dance.

    Normally, it's not done while wearing cargo pants. Flared or hot pants are considered more... uh... traditional.
    Posted 7 years ago by Jesus Christ Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Bump
    Posted 7 years ago by Sonnys Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Bumpity bump bump (why is this so amusing hehe)
    Posted 7 years ago by Fernstream Subscriber! | Permalink
  • If I want a thread to go back to the Top, I try to add more than "Bump" to it if it is my own thread.  I have occasionally also just typed "Bump" if it is someone else's thread that I think should get more recognition. (Nudge, Nudge...)
    Posted 7 years ago by Brib Annie Subscriber! | Permalink
  • bump: To bump a thread on an internet forum is to post a reply to it purely in order to raise the thread's profile. This will typically return it to the top of the list of active threads. It has been suggested that "bump" is an acronym of "bring up my post";[1] however, this is almost certainly a backronym and the usage is entirely consistent with the verb "bump" which means "to knock to a new position".[2] It can also be used in personal messages (PMs) or instant messages (IMs) on the Web, to return an older message to the top of the list.
    Posted 7 years ago by derek smalls Subscriber! | Permalink
  • speed bump
    Posted 7 years ago by derek smalls Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Bump!
    Posted 7 years ago by WalruZ Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Bump
    Posted 7 years ago by daniel5457 Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Bump, has anyone figured this out yet? I'm curious too.
    Posted 7 years ago by Haze Subscriber! | Permalink
  • bumpy
    Posted 7 years ago by richi Subscriber! | Permalink
  • bumperlicious
    Posted 7 years ago by Atlantis Subscriber! | Permalink
  • BUMPKINS PUMPKINS
    Posted 7 years ago by AwesomeCardinal2000 Subscriber! | Permalink
  • How much does anyone want to bet that this will get moved to Off Topic soon?
    Posted 7 years ago by AwesomeCardinal2000 Subscriber! | Permalink
  • I got a bump for you right here...
    Posted 7 years ago by Mikah Subscriber! | Permalink
  • .
    Posted 7 years ago by Pixieyelsraek Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Mr Bump
    Posted 7 years ago by Violet Subscriber! | Permalink
  • @AwesomeCardinal2000 ...as long as they are not awake....we can bump On Topic ;-)
    Posted 7 years ago by Atlantis Subscriber! | Permalink
  • *hip bump*
    Posted 7 years ago by Sparrow Odele Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Bumpelstiltskin
    Posted 7 years ago by Atlantis Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Rubumpsell
    Posted 7 years ago by Anime_panda Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Bump.
    Posted 7 years ago by OMG BACON!! Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Yay Off Topic! ...BUMP!
    Posted 7 years ago by Fernstream Subscriber! | Permalink
  • BACON? Where? WHEREWHEREWHERE!
    Posted 7 years ago by Anime_panda Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Nobody said bacon. Get in with the times.
    Posted 7 years ago by AwesomeCardinal2000 Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Bacon bump
    Posted 7 years ago by Sparrow Odele Subscriber! | Permalink
  • Bacon Under My Pillow. That's what BUMP really stands for.
    (Of course It would have to be veggie bacon to be under pillow, which is gross. But that's beside the point.)
    Posted 7 years ago by Fernstream Subscriber! | Permalink
  • ...Bacon Under Mushy Pillow!
    Posted 7 years ago by Fernstream Subscriber! | Permalink