Etiquette for Bumping Threads

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Etiquette for Bumping Threads

Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:11 PM

Hi all,

Sorry if this is already covered somewhere but I couldn't find it in the FAQ or by searching.

My question relates to the etiquette for bumping threads (particularly those with no replies or no solutions) - specifically, how long should one wait before bumping a thread? Is there a time limit, page limit (i.e. when it falls off a certain page in the subforum) or should it just not be bumped at all?

Thanks in advance,

Alex

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Re: Etiquette for Bumping Threads

Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:28 PM

If you are talking threads here, there should be no bumping. Believe me, we have so much activity here that your thread will be seen by many people and if no one answers it is because no one has an answer. You could take that as a hint to simply reply to the original thread with more information.

Sometimes you have to wait a day or two if you are posting in some of our less busy forums, but if you post in a main language forum, we answer most within minutes.

Other boards, bumping might be ok if older than a day or so. I have never found the need to bump honestly and I think it is just lame.

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Re: Etiquette for Bumping Threads

Posted 09 September 2012 - 04:37 PM

Try and avoid bumping to bump. If you have revised work beyond something trivial, you are welcome to bump with that. Plus it shows you are working to resolve your problem as well. :)
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 01:10 AM

I meant on here (Dream.In.Code) specifically, and thanks for the replies - that all makes sense. :)
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:47 AM

I did take a look at your thread, by the way, and it looks like a third party library. Sometimes when you use third party tools, we have mixed levels of support for them based on our members' familiarities.
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Re: Etiquette for Bumping Threads

Posted 27 September 2012 - 05:44 AM

View Postmacosxnerd101, on 10 September 2012 - 06:47 PM, said:

I did take a look at your thread, by the way, and it looks like a third party library. Sometimes when you use third party tools, we have mixed levels of support for them based on our members' familiarities.

Thank you. :) It was an OS-specific (Windows) issue in the end.

On a related topic - is it not possible to mark topics as [Resolved] any more?
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Posted 27 September 2012 - 02:04 PM

Thank you for sharing your solution in the thread! Edit times are limited for members with low post counts due to problems with others removing their code after receiving help. I can add [Resolved] to your title though. :)
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