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Trixie
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Joined: 01-03-2004


Message 103 of 161 (451447)
01-27-2008 6:13 PM
Reply to: Message 102 by pelican
01-27-2008 6:00 PM


Re: Bump fo dameeva.
"Bump for dameeva" means that by putting the post on, the topic is bumped up to the top of the list of the "All Topics" list, since posts are listed here in order of when the last post was made, with the most recent being at the top. It's a polite reminder that there is an unanswered question by dameeva.
It's not an attack
It's not a personal remark
it's not unintelligent.
It's standard forum speak for when you post to a topic as a reminder to someone else.

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Trixie
Member (Idle past 3821 days)
Posts: 1011
From: Edinburgh
Joined: 01-03-2004


Message 110 of 161 (451836)
01-28-2008 8:22 PM
Reply to: Message 109 by pelican
01-28-2008 7:57 PM


Re: Bump fo dameeva.
Hi, I think you still misunderstand the purpose of a "bump". You said yourself that the only "bump" which Admin saw was the one addressed to him and that's the point. It's a way of bringing to the attention of a specific person that you want to get their attention.
You said to Larni
My post wasn't intended as a reminder just for the sake of it. There was a valid point that was connecting each of the quotes.
It wasn't your post that was being called a "bump". Larni was calling his/her own post a "bump".
Honestly, there is no disrespect intended when someone puts a post on the board which says "Bump for ...."
Read the word "bump" as "reminder for". that's all t is.
Sometimes we can lose track of what threads we are posting in and forget to check for replies. I'm grateful if someone posts a "Bump for Trixie" because
1. It brings to my attention a thread I'd forgortten to check
2. It means that someone might be interested in what I have to say
That's all there is to a "bump" post.
The only one of your posts which could be and was described as a "bump" post is
http://EvC Forum: Religion v Spirituality -->EvC Forum: Religion v Spirituality
The text in the post reads
HELLO LARNI. ARE MY POSTS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF 'BUMPING?'
"Bump" posts do not dismiss you, it's the opposite of this. it doesn't "bump" you down, it actually "bumps" you up!
Sometimes you'll see a "bump" post which just says "bump" with no name attached and that's a way of trying to get anyone to respond. When a name is attached, the "bump" is specifically for the person named, a sort of "Yoohoo, dameeva, I've replied to you, do you wish to respond?".
I'm hanging around in chat if you want any clarification and would be happy to see you there.
That's all it is.
To be perfectly honest, I think I would like to see a few more "Bump for Trixie" posts, but alas, I'm pretty boring.

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Trixie
Member (Idle past 3821 days)
Posts: 1011
From: Edinburgh
Joined: 01-03-2004


Message 113 of 161 (451906)
01-29-2008 6:38 AM
Reply to: Message 112 by pelican
01-28-2008 11:42 PM


E-mail notification
Yes, I do get e-mail notification, but for some reason my ISP randomly junks some of them. Also this method depends on me;
1. Checking my e-mails
2. Finding the EvC ones amongst the avalanche of unsolicited spam which tends to bury the important e-mails (over a single 24 hour period I received 342 e-mails, only 15 of which weren't spam)
3. Managing to get to the EvC board and still remember what it is I logged in for. I have a memory like a hen and the attention span of a gnat.
On that basis, I need all the help I can get

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Trixie
Member (Idle past 3821 days)
Posts: 1011
From: Edinburgh
Joined: 01-03-2004


Message 118 of 161 (451928)
01-29-2008 9:28 AM
Reply to: Message 114 by pelican
01-29-2008 7:06 AM


Re: E-mail notification
Last one, I promise Admins - it jus gives a bit of continuity here.
If the person who "bumps" does so by clicking on the "eply To" button, then you will get an e-mail. If they do it as a "General Reply" you won't.
I don't know about others, but I peruse the board using the "All Topics" button at the top. If a post disappears onto page 2 of the "All Topics" bit, there is less chance of it being seen. A new post will bring the topic back to the top of the first page. If you hve nothing new to add, but you want a reply, posting an empty post with the word "Bump" in the title has the same effect and is one of the few times that empty posts are allowed. A link to the post number which is being "bumped" is sometimes included by the writer, but it's usually not done as most of us honestly are too lazy and can't be arsed. Hope this clears it all up
It is a neat system, it does work.
Normal service is now resumed

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