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What does BUMP mean?

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July 6, 2012 8:11:11 AM

I see it on posts all the time and feel like a noob for not knowing what it means

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July 6, 2012 8:30:46 AM

It's just the word people use when they are "bumping" their threads to get them back to the top of the list of newest threads/replies.

Essentially whenever someone posts a response to a thread it throws it to the top of the list, so it's the first thing people see when they visit the forum. Essentially just spamming to keep it in peoples view.
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July 6, 2012 8:40:32 AM

noidis said:
It's just the word people use when they are "bumping" their threads to get them back to the top of the list of newest threads/replies.

Essentially whenever someone posts a response to a thread it throws it to the top of the list, so it's the first thing people see when they visit the forum. Essentially just spamming to keep it in peoples view.

so you mean if their question is unanswered and such?
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July 6, 2012 8:49:43 AM

Yep. It'll normally get you the wrath of the moderators as well, unless your post has gone unanswered for a decent length of time, or you offer up additional information/details you may have omitted.

It's also occasionally used to propel something helpful to the top of a forum prior to it being stickied. IE if there was some major problem with WD harddrives and someone found a fix, users might begin 'bumping' it to ensure others with the issue quickly find the solution.
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July 10, 2012 5:20:44 PM

Best answer selected by tuganu.
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