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when is a bump considered a bump

Postby FuzzyLogicBrain » Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:57 pm

how old must the previous post be, that the next post will bump it? you could have it in the rules announcements or something like that. :think:
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Re: when is a bump considered a bump

Postby RicH » Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:06 pm

It's actually not a rule. A bump is when you post in a thread that is void of activity for one day or more(that is only my preference). It is only annoying IMO when the one who bumps posts unnecessary or noncontributory comments. If the post is on-topic and actually adds to the topic, it's okay.
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Re: when is a bump considered a bump

Postby Chronos » Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:21 pm

If it's less than about five days, it's okay. A week at most. After two weeks or so, I would call it a bump.
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Re: when is a bump considered a bump

Postby Someone Else » Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:32 pm

I would call it a bump if the topic is beyond eighth or so on the list, excluding announcements and stickied topics, and that number can increase depending on the number of very active topics.

Also, very once-popular topics (with at least two or three pages of posts) deserve to be bumped occasionally anyway.
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Re: when is a bump considered a bump

Postby FuzzyLogicBrain » Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:11 pm

then im not the one whos going to be doing it, im taking no chances
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Re: when is a bump considered a bump

Postby TC42 » Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:08 pm

Someone Else wrote:I would call it a bump if the topic is beyond eighth or so on the list, excluding announcements and stickied topics, and that number can increase depending on the number of very active topics.

Also, very once-popular topics (with at least two or three pages of posts) deserve to be bumped occasionally anyway.


Like if the video game thread in the living room goes dead, it would be very acceptable to bump it :D it has almost 59 pages of posts.
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Re: when is a bump considered a bump

Postby Mystery » Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:49 am

Someone Else wrote:I would call it a bump if the topic is beyond eighth or so on the list, excluding announcements and stickied topics, and that number can increase depending on the number of very active topics.

Also, very once-popular topics (with at least two or three pages of posts) deserve to be bumped occasionally anyway.

I disagree with the eighth on the list rule. I has to be a measurement of time not distance. Look at the "Algodoo for fun" forum i would be pissed off if i saw a new post there to find the last post coming from the dark ages.

I think a lot of new users don't realize how old things are when they see the thread being last posted on from only 4 threads down the list. We need to teach them how little activity there is here.
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Re: when is a bump considered a bump

Postby Chronos » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:26 am

I say we should have a warning like other forums have, saying that if the thread is older than thirty days, you should think before you post there.
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Re: when is a bump considered a bump

Postby electronicboy » Fri Feb 11, 2011 5:35 pm

maybe an autolock system?

if someone wants to post onto an old thread an admin must approve it (which will unlock it for x amount of days)
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Re: when is a bump considered a bump

Postby Chronos » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:06 pm

electronicboy wrote:maybe an autolock system?

No.
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Re: when is a bump considered a bump

Postby Someone Else » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:37 pm

Okay fine. I will let the eighth on the list thing vary depending on the activity of the forum. Eighth will be an average.

But still, I think it should be a measure of distance, not time.
Would you be ticked off if somebody bumped a STICKIED topic from the dark ages?
Or an ANNOUNCEMENT?
Or if the activity of a forum was SUSPENDED, like the Collab forum is now?

But yeah, I agree with Chronos in that they need to figure SOMETHING out and add some sort of warning. Like, maybe, put it in place of the Quick Reply thing, and make the warning a button that teleports you to the Add Reply page.
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Re: when is a bump considered a bump

Postby Chronos » Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:53 pm

Someone Else wrote:But yeah, I agree with Chronos in that they need to figure SOMETHING out and add some sort of warning. Like, maybe, put it in place of the Quick Reply thing, and make the warning a button that teleports you to the Add Reply page.

That's exactly what I was talking about. Cookie to you for understanding, good sir.
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Re: when is a bump considered a bump

Postby Rideg » Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:03 am

Chronos wrote:I say we should have a warning like other forums have, saying that if the thread is older than thirty days, you should think before you post there.

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I thought that a person should think before he posts anytime.
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Re: when is a bump considered a bump

Postby Mystery » Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:33 am

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He meant it figuratively.
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Re: when is a bump considered a bump

Postby Rideg » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:39 am

Mystery wrote::|
He meant it figuratively.

What does that mean? :roll:
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Re: when is a bump considered a bump

Postby Chronos » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:41 am

Mystery wrote::|
He meant it figuratively.

Actually, I meant it literally. We need that.
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Re: when is a bump considered a bump

Postby Rideg » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:57 am

Chronos wrote:
Mystery wrote::|
He meant it figuratively.

Actually, I meant it literally. We need that.

I could agree with you some way. Bump warning before you post on a 3 week+ old topic.
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Re: when is a bump considered a bump

Postby jakedmoon » Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:07 am

i have seen on some forums that topics that when a topic was inactive for long enough it would be auto locked to prevent bumping

however that was on a very large forums with tons of active members
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Re: when is a bump considered a bump

Postby Rideg » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:32 pm

jakedmoon wrote:i have seen on some forums that topics that when a topic was inactive for long enough it would be auto locked to prevent bumping

however that was on a very large forums with tons of active members

That would make tons of similar threads.
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Re: when is a bump considered a bump

Postby RicH » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:54 pm

You mean pruning? Noooo.
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Re: when is a bump considered a bump

Postby Someone Else » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:35 pm

This was written a while ago.

Hmm....

Chronos, if you meant a chocolate chip cookie, I'm happy, but if you meant the kind of cookie that my computer already stores 50,000 of, What is it called so I can delete it?

But yeah, I should come up with an algorithm (not Algo-rhythm) that would tell you if the I would consider the post a bump.

Let's see, D is the distance where the Quick Reply is active.
A is the total activity of the forum- the number of posts in the last week.
S is the number of stickies.

D = (A/4) + S + 2
(A/4) is rounded up.

What do you think?
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