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What is a forum bump?

Located in Frequently Asked Questions started by Avijit Roy, Aug 5, 2019.

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  1. Avijit Roy

    Avijit Roy Upgraded Member Gold Account VIP

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    Thanks @lightbear for bumping the thread.
     
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  2. Paul 11

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    Now for sure you'll know that i'm really a beginner, what is a bump? What did I do that's a bump.
     
  3. Avijit Roy

    Avijit Roy Upgraded Member Gold Account VIP

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    Namepros shows you the thread, with most recent comment.
     
  4. Paul 11

    Paul 11 Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    I don't understand.. can you explain it in simple terms?
     
  5. Avijit Roy

    Avijit Roy Upgraded Member Gold Account VIP

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    I request @Bob Hawkes to explain on this.
     
  6. Bob Hawkes

    Bob Hawkes formerly MetBob NameTalent Gold Account VIP Trusted Blogger

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    Whenever someone posts a new reply to a thread, then it gets on the New Posts so NPs readers are more likely to notice it. It also has an extra reply which will help the thread get to the daily, weekly popularity lists on the sidebar. So he was simply saying thanks for providing a reply which helps bump the thread up and make it more noticed.

    Bumps are used (with limits set by NPs) particularly on auction and other sales posts to help a thread stay on the first page and be noticed. Sometimes in other types of threads people add a reply partly to raise awareness of the thread.

    Welcome to NPs @lightbear and we welcome your contributions, whether intended as a bump or not!

    Bob
     
  7. Mod Team Bravo

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  8. Paul 11

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    I haven't received any replies to a thread. If I lower the price considerable, will that bump it up to the top so others may reconsider my names?
     
  9. Lord Antares

    Lord Antares Top Member VIP

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    You don't have to lower anything. A basic member can bump a thread every 12 hours. I think every 6 hours for you.

    You can write "bump" or "up" or whatever you want to get your thread to the top.
     
  10. Mod Team Bravo

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    @Lord Antares is correct, but if you do want to post a price update (e.g., a lower price) in your thread, then that will also serve as a bump. Any post in a thread will bump it unless the system blocks the bump for some reason, such as exceeding your account limits.
     
  11. bmugford

    bmugford www.DataCube.com PRO ICA Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    It is an annoying thing people with bad domains do to bring attention to them.

    You know, after 100 bumps without any response the odds of selling are much higher :)

    Brad
     
  12. Paul 11

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    : seems the other way around in my mind: How could 100 bumps with no response make the odds of selling much higher? I'd think lower not higher given more exposure and still zero responses. Am I missing something or were you being satirical?
     
  13. Lord Antares

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    Sarcasm.
     
  14. Paul 11

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    Got it. Thanks.
     
  15. Paul 11

    Paul 11 Upgraded Member Gold Account

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    RE: Bumps & 48 .coms - Ahmazes, Lovims etc - $100 (any 5) $150 (any 10) - Paypal:
    About 3 hours ago, I lowered my price in Fixed $100 minimum and it didn't bump to the top. Have I misunderstood something? OR Does it take a day OR something else ?? Thank you.
     
  16. Lord Antares

    Lord Antares Top Member VIP

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    Post "bump" (or anything) in your thread AS A REPLY. So, below your post, in the post reply rection.
     
  17. Paul 11

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    Do you mean: to go to the thread AND REPLY to it myself AND type in the word POST and that will bump it right away???
     
  18. Paul 11

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    NOW I understand what bump is and does so in reply to your Thanks, I say: I'm glad to hear.
     
  19. Lord Antares

    Lord Antares Top Member VIP

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    Yes, that's correct. What you write doesn't matter. It could be "post" or "bump" or "banana". As long as it's anything.
     
  20. Paul 11

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    Yay!! Magic. Thank you for knowing what to do and saying it clearly so I understand.
     
  21. J Sokol

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    I've recently become a VIP member, which means I now get three bumps a day for my auction listings. But I keep getting alerts that I have posted too soon after last listing. Does there have to be a certain amount of time between bumps?
     
  22. Lord Antares

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    Every 8 hours, should be.
     
  23. Mod Team Bravo

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    There used to be a wait period in-between each bump, but we changed that behavior.

    Currently, it works as follows:
    1. Let's say you have 3 bumps available in one of your sales threads.
    2. Today at 8:00, you bump the thread. You have two bumps left.
    3. Today at 9:00, you bump the thread. You have one bump left.
    4. Today at 9:01, you bump the thread. You have zero bumps left.
    5. Tomorrow at 8:01, you will have 1 bump available to use.
    6. Tomorrow at 9:01, you will have 2 bumps available to use.
    7. Tomorrow at 9:02, you will have 3 bumps available to use.
    If your bumps are blocked, then you're over the limit. A blocked bump does not bump the thread, and it extends the timer. Let's revisit the previous example to see how that would affect you:
    1. Let's say you have 3 bumps available in one of your sales threads.
    2. Aug 22 at 8:00, you bump the thread. You have two bumps left.
    3. Aug 22 at 9:00, you bump the thread. You have one bump left.
    4. Aug 22 at 9:01, you bump the thread. You have zero bumps left.
    5. Aug 23 at 7:00, you try to bump your thread, but it is blocked because you have zero bumps available at this time.
    6. Aug 23 at 8:01, you will still have zero bumps available because your three previous posts are now:
      • Aug 22 at 9:00
      • Aug 22 at 9:01
      • Aug 23 at 7:00
    7. Aug 23 at 9:01, you will have 1 bump available to use.
    8. Aug 23 at 9:02, you will have 2 bumps available to use.
    9. Aug 24 at 7:00, you will have 3 bumps available to use.
    In other words, the system will determine whether you have any bumps available based on your most recent posts in that thread, regardless of whether you successfully bumped your thread with those posts.

    We hope that helps.
     
  24. J Sokol

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    Yes! Now it makes sense.
    Thanks for clarifying.
     
  25. Steven McEvoy

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    its when you fist bump your monitor.
     

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