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Jasn's Rant for Today - Volume "Who Cares?" --- "PLEASE Stop Bumping Your Own Threads!"

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posted on Oct, 30 2007 @ 11:35 PM
Am I the only one that finds this annoying? I pop in a forum and a thread catches my eye that happens to have 7 replies at that specific point in time. Naturally, I jump into it with the expectation of actually reading the OP and the replies that followed. Imagine my astonishment and agitation when I pop in that thread and all 7 of the replies are FROM the OP asking why no one has responded to his/her thread after there have been 319 views.

Could it POSSIBLY be that, after 319 views and it being at the top of the page for the last hour, that no one CARES to reply to the thread? Hell, after one or two tries, I'd just cry a bit and leave the thread to die with the hopes of no one else reading my posts of desperation.

I mean, naturally, some threads do just get missed and an occasional bump (or even two in extreme cases) will bring the thread the life it deserves. However, if you are having to bump these things upwards of a dozen times and STILL no one is responding, it's probably a good idea to just let the thing go.

I think it should be a rule of thumb that if your thread has spent the last 4 hours at the top of the page and it's full of replies from YOU alone, the thread is pretty much a lost cause. Unless, of course, you simply enjoying carrying on a thread discussion with yourself.

But hey, I could be wrong. It HAS been known to happen before.


posted on Oct, 30 2007 @ 11:49 PM

If I do decide to nudge my own thread. I wait somewhere between 3 hours and a day. and I try to do it at a different part of the day, for a potentially different audience. A few of my longer threads, that actually receive a good number of replies, I've let those go for months before posting again.
This does not work for dated news items!

posted on Oct, 30 2007 @ 11:53 PM
reply to post by spacedoubt

Well, doing the occasional bump, as I said, is one thing. These people that post a thread and have it bumped 7 to 10 times within a few hours are carrying it a bit too far.

I saw one guy the other day had bumped his thread like 22 times in less than an hour in Skunk Works. He couldn't figure out why the "read" count on his thread kept going up. I'm willing to be you anything he was sitting in the thread repeatedly hitting refresh. He had like 400 views in an hour and zero replies (other than his own). I replied just to shut him up and in the hopes he'd quit making a fool of himself.


[edit on 30-10-2007 by SimiusDei]

posted on Oct, 31 2007 @ 12:06 AM
I have to agree.
megabump-age, with no replies from others in between shows impatience.

To be honest, if I see that behavior, I'm even less likely to reply.
Its' like you're keeping a brain-dead thread, on life support.

Let 'er die, and try again. You just never know what topic will trigger a response.

I've written stuff, I mean things I've though about for days, thinking
"this will really get people going"..nada. not single reply..
I just move on.

And, as a Mod..I could, if I wanted to, give my own thread a secret mod bump.
But, I don't. I would consider that an abuse of power. I have bumped other peoples threads that way. And will continue to do so!

posted on Oct, 31 2007 @ 09:33 AM
reply to post by spacedoubt

Its' like you're keeping a brain-dead thread, on life support.

Wayyyyyyyyyy too funny!!!! lololol


I have to agree with both of you.

'Impatience' is the word of the day. People can get a tad gun-ho with their threads.

If there is a need for additional information to clarify the topic...then so be it. Bump a thead.

However, if people are waiting around the fishing hole for a bite, and keep casting their lines in and out of the water, they might scare away the fish.


posted on Oct, 31 2007 @ 10:46 AM

Seriously, I have to agree on this one, especially being a moderator at a private forum. This crap also happens all the time on Newgrounds where desperate twelve-year-old n00bs post BUMP in reply to their own posts.

I'm literally sick and tired of it.


posted on Oct, 31 2007 @ 10:26 PM
I guess I have a lot of patience then, I posted a thread a while ago, only to have someone else post the same topic a day or so later that got all the hits. I posted a rant about it, little attention. Although I feel I deserve some points, they don't matter much to me, just that a lot of people see points as a symbol of knowledge and participation. But I didn't care much, the mods have their work cut out for them.
I just let it go. All I gotta say is, if you're so desperate for attention, join myspace or some other community where you can send out hundreds of friend invites to random people.
I agree fully, bumping your own post over and over again is childish. And will make most people take you less seriously. Thanks for the rant Jasn, I hope it gets through to certain people out there. Bit thumbs up to you buddy!

[edit on 1-11-2007 by Slash]

posted on Oct, 31 2007 @ 11:07 PM
this place really is not that bad...over at sherdog, there are so many people and it it so under modded, literally ever 2 or 3 minutes you will see someone type in 'ttt'
that means to the top so their thread will be at the top. it's so fast that your thread will drop to the bottom of the page in 1 minute but to bump it like that is lame.

i add to threas of mine like my zappa one. i know most people won't post but i don't just hit it with a bump...i just keep adding info to it.

people want their threaads to be important

posted on Nov, 1 2007 @ 04:08 AM
Indeed! Any "ttt" type forum is aggravating as hell. It's not even worth being a member.

Naturally, everyone wants some attention for their threads and that IS understandable to a degree. But, when you bump it 10 times in 10 minutes, that's carrying it way to far.

Also, on ATS, if it's been 10 hours STRAIGHT at the top of the page and you are the only one who has replied, it's time to let her go.


posted on Nov, 1 2007 @ 04:09 AM
reply to post by Slash

That happens a lot here at ATS and is usually caused by a couple of things.

Usually, the thread with the most catchy title will grab the attention. And, in some cases, it depends on WHO the OP is.


posted on Nov, 1 2007 @ 08:27 AM
LOL of course I bang my own drum...

sometimes no one hears me banging so I have another go and then someone finally replies to one of my threads. If you have a look at my profile you will see many threads I have authored lol that havent even been touched let alone responded to.

so yes if I am really wanting to discuss something I will come back add to it and sit and watch all night until someone replies....

when I get one reply I go thats ok. I can finally go to sleep and relax.

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