What effect does "Bump Topic" have?

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Stephen Hughes
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What effect does "Bump Topic" have?

Post by Stephen Hughes » July 25th, 2014, 5:43 am

At the bottom of the page in some threads is a button marked "Bump Topic".

Pushing it for one of the introductions, has not resulted in a mushroom cloud of extinction-level-event proportions, so I'm wondering what it has done?
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Stephen Hughes
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Pushing a topic to the top of the list

Post by Stephen Hughes » July 25th, 2014, 6:39 am

It is a way that questions that have not been answered, but are still thought to be relevant can be brought back for reconsideration without re-posting.

It seems that the topic starter and the last poster can "bump topic" (push) a topic to the top of the view active posts list, perhaps 10 days after the last reply or last post. I was the last person to reply to that introduction, so I had the right to bump it. It seems that the privilege level of user doesn't determine whether a topic can be bumped, so administrators and monitors don't have a right to "bump topic".
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Re: Pushing a topic to the top of the list

Post by Jonathan Robie » July 25th, 2014, 3:58 pm

Stephen Hughes wrote:It is a way that questions that have not been answered, but are still thought to be relevant can be brought back for reconsideration without re-posting.

It seems that the topic starter and the last poster can "bump topic" (push) a topic to the top of the view active posts list, perhaps 10 days after the last reply or last post. I was the last person to reply to that introduction, so I had the right to bump it. It seems that the privilege level of user doesn't determine whether a topic can be bumped, so administrators and monitors don't have a right to "bump topic".
Yup. I think that's about right.
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