what is a bump?

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  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I saw people write bump on their posdt what does it mean
     
  2. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    When you BUMP....you post a message to a thread to bump it up on the current thread list. It is a way to keep a thread going and visible to others. [​IMG]
     
  3. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bumping is against the rules. It is concidered spamming
     
  4. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    why do people do it then
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Because many people don't read the rules. [​IMG]

    We don't normally catch them till they get reported.
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    6. No Spam. Spamming is posting the same thing several times. "Bumping" (posting to move a thread up on the forum list) and cross-posting (posting the same thread in several forums) are examples of spam.



    I dont understand how bumping is Spam though. [​IMG]
     
  7. WisconsinChick

    WisconsinChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    ya really. bumping isnt spam.
     
  8. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator~~~ BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    Bumping is spam because it is not adding to the value of the thread. Just as those nokia and pharmacuetical people post on every forum to try to call attention to themselves.

    So "ya really", bumping is spam and I remove every "bump" post I come across unless it is something urgent like an emergency post that has not been answered. The worst are in Buy Sell Trade.
     
  9. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    Just a question.. So if no one has responded to your post and instead of writing "bump" you put something like "can anyone help out" is that still spam?
     
  10. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator~~~ BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    If it is an emergency in the "Emergencies" forum and you have waited a decent amount of time, then no. By decent amount of time, I mean a an hour or so. The ones that demand an answer every 5 minutes because they feel that someone should have answered them is considered spam.

    If you are posting about your cute chick and no one answers you, bumping it is spam.

    In other words, bumping should be done carefully and sparingly if at all.
     

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