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  1. George Costanza
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    "Bump" Know what that means in the context of Internet message boards? If you have any experience at all with message boards, you will know that, when someone wants to revive an old thread that has found its way off the main thread page, they will enter a post into the thread, which moves ("bumps") it back, onto the main page in the number one position.

    If they are doing it blatantly, they will simply put "Bump" into the post and enter it. If they want to use a bit more tact, they will actually enter some halfway meaningful text into the post before entering it.

    Why do I bring up this entire, dreary subject, I hear you cry . . .

    Because I just noticed something. You hardle EVER see anyone bumping threads here at USMB. By contrast, at the message board I belonged to before coming here (the one named after and sponsored by a very well known, right-wing, talk show host, dickwad whose last name begins with the letter "H"), you saw this done all the time. It was very common.

    I wonder why there and not here?

    (Respond to this thread only if you are all done rearranging your sock drawer and literally have nothing else to do.)
     
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    I believe it's against the rules. Perhaps you should read them.
     
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    It is? I had no idea.
     
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    Well double check, but I could swear I read once that bumping threads was against the rules.
     
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    Huh? If I go back pages and pages and see a thread I find interesting and want to contribute to it, I cant because its against the rules? Say it aint so.
     
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    btw George..Im familiar with bumping threads. From my old galaxy I came from, bumping was encouraged UNLESS it was for troll reasons.

    That place would make this place look like kindergarten. And thats why Im so mellow here. Its nice, even when everyone is bickering.
     
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    It isn't so.
    I just checked the rules, I don't see anything about bumping. But at some point I got the impression that it was against the rules.
     
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    :thanks:Thanks for checking, Allie.
     
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    Naw, can't be against the rules. I've seen it done here many times. And done rather blatantly.
     
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    Just taking a minute to hug Ollie. Havent seen ya around and I miss you, dude.
     

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