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Why do we allow threads to be bumped when there's no more discussion value left or no one's interested in the threads topic, it's ran its course?

It maybe the owner or someone completely different doing the bumping, but that's all we see - Bump .... bump .... bump ... no discussion just bumps.

What about threads where the owner has abandoned the thread, you still see her/him posting and making more threads around RSOF which are often without his/her input <- but these threads keep getting bumped even though the discussion has since left.

I'm sure you have all come across these threads - should something be done about it?

Once a thread has ran its course shouldn't it be left to the sticky instead of constant bumps?
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Wolfblue42 said:
They had a discussion on the way back its barely on page 49 and will prolly be deleted soon but here it is:New Rule Consideration

Mod Kalaya said:
Hey guys,

Thanks for your feedback - we won't go ahead with this then and will drop it for now. The sentiment behind it is to remove pointless bumps that serve no purpose other than to bring the thread to the top of the forums - we'd prefer for that to be conversation.

We'll have a think but clearly removing bumps isn't the way to go about it :)

Ta,

Hi all,

Another new rule we are considering is to outlaw "bump" posts. The only way to bump would be to use the button provided at the top of threads you create.

This is for a few reasons

- Bumps offer no discussion value
- They're essentially spam and are only used to (sometimes unfairly) bring up the post so it's seen, pushing down other threads that might have worthy discussion value
- Sometimes used only to farm post count

Obviously, this would be a fairly major change and we wanted to get your thoughts on this first. Please let me know your thoughts - we'll come back and review next week!

In addition, we have created another thread for overall forum feedback - I'd appreciate your thoughts when you have time :)



They ended up stopping the whole ban bumps overall proposal cause it would kill every guide and recurring thread like clans/events etc. So it was neccessary to keep bumps around.

Think they just stop people that bump multiple threads in a row nowadays to spam.
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20-May-2018 11:09:24

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Seriously though, certain types of threads are out there to just exist, not necessarily to have constant discussion, so IMO it's perfectly fine for threads to be bumped regardless, as long as it's not done excessively (e.g. multiple times a day) if the thread is considerably old.
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20-May-2018 11:21:37

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But seriously - we've had this conversation before, and the topic was eventually dropped because of the uproar it caused... like "lol banning bumping from RSOF???" It was a very stupid idea and for it to even have been proposed was just terrible.

There's several threads on the forums which may not need added discussion, but still server a purpose in assisting people. This pretty much includes all guides on the forums.

I'd only agree to banning posting the word 'bump' if
ANYONE
could bump someones thread for them. Until then - I will never support a rule such as this.
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20-May-2018 11:28:33

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Loki said:
I'd only agree to banning posting the word 'bump' if
ANYONE
could bump someones thread for them. Until then - I will never support a rule such as this.

Yeah, if more people than just the OP could use the bump button, then there'd obviously be no need to post "bump" posts. Much better solution than not allowing to bump.
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20-May-2018 11:35:32

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Loki said:
But seriously - we've had this conversation before, and the topic was eventually dropped because of the uproar it caused... like "lol banning bumping from RSOF???" It was a very stupid idea and for it to even have been proposed was just terrible.

There's several threads on the forums which may not need added discussion, but still server a purpose in assisting people. This pretty much includes all guides on the forums.

I'd only agree to banning posting the word 'bump' if
ANYONE
could bump someones thread for them. Until then - I will never support a rule such as this.


This^.

No need to keep beating an overly dead horse.
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20-May-2018 14:28:11

Dong U Dead

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Threads that service the community can get a sticky, if you look around the forums and even since the Lmods have returned a lot more help threads are being stickied <- this could be a solution for some threads.

But there are threads out there that have no need to be bumped, there discussion value has gone, bumping them to keep them on front page is pushing topics away which are popular and still being discussed. The op often isn't even bothered with the thread. If the op isn't maintaining a thread which I believe is important part of thread making/ownership and there is no justification for it, why keep bumping it?

If the op is constantly around the forums making threads and posting on others threads not his/her own, her/his own thread discussion value has ceased why should those threads be constantly bumped by other/s?
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20-May-2018 14:29:41

Draco Burnz
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Dong U Dead said:
Threads that service the community can get a sticky, if you look around the forums and even since the Lmods have returned a lot more help threads are being stickied <- this could be a solution for some threads.

But there are threads out there that have no need to be bumped, there discussion value has gone, bumping them to keep them on front page is pushing topics away which are popular and still being discussed. The op often isn't even bothered with the thread. If the op isn't maintaining a thread which I believe is important part of thread making/ownership and there is no justification for it, why keep bumping it?

If the op is constantly around the forums making threads and posting on others threads not his/her own, her/his own thread discussion value has ceased why should those threads be constantly bumped by other/s?


Why shouldnt they?

I mean whos to say other ppl in the future wouldnt want to comment on it?
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