posted on Jul, 25 2014 @ 11:14 AM
a reply to: ignorant_ape
originally posted by: ignorant_ape
" BUMP " is the last refuge of an attention seeker
if your thread didn't get any replies - get over it and move on
That may be the case for some 'attention seekers' as you claim, but your attempt to attribute a generalised personality trait to anyone who bumps a
thread is tragically incorrect.
I have created topics which attracted many replies, and one that didn't even get a single comment. I have never bumped a topic of my own. I had
nothing I needed to 'get over', as you appear to assert my question in this OP indicates.
The motivation behind my interest in rules and/or etiquette regarding bumping a topic is to see if it acceptable to do so when an author feels the
subject may be important enough to help others notice the content it relates to.
So, after making incorrect assertions about personality traits, and advising that bumping is not 'required', I note you haven't actually answered
my question in the OP asking is there any prescribed rule or 'social norm' that relates to 'bumping' topics?
I thank you for your less
than helpful contribution to this topic.
*** To everyone else who has replied here, thanks for the interesting and mature comments, and to Xcouncil=wisdom, thanks for making me chuckle with
your 'bump' here, lol