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what does BUMP mean

Sometimes people respond to a question with the word BUMP …what does this mean when they do that???

If no one replies to your post, then it gradually will fall down the list of most recent posts. For example, after I post this reply, this topic will be first on the page of “off topic” topics. People “bump” in order to keep the topic more visible.

When a thread gets unanswerd too long, it goes down the list of other threads and is completely out from the forum. When someone writes bump, the thread goes to the top of the list so everyone who is participating can have a chance to read it again.