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What's bump and reset?

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carpwidow Wed 17-Aug-11 21:55:18

What does bump and reset mean next to my watched threads? Thanks

Kladdkaka Thu 18-Aug-11 09:58:21

The thread gets moved to the top of you list (bump) and your watch list shows only the last of the previous posts plus any new ones (reset).

carpwidow Thu 18-Aug-11 12:24:03

...thanks Kladdkaka.... I'm learningsmile

Mimmee Thu 18-Aug-11 12:26:16

I'm a newbie too....why do people post "bump" on threads?

Kladdkaka Thu 18-Aug-11 12:35:47

When you go to a forum and look at the list of threads it shows them in order of when somone last posted. People therefore post 'bump' to push a thread up the page. The lower down the page, the less likely people are to read it or respond. Most of the time where I've seen 'bump' is where there hasn't been an answer to a question and the questioner bumps the thread rather than starting a new one to ask the same question.

I hope that made sense, it sounds a bit garbled to me.

Mimmee Thu 18-Aug-11 14:39:50

No it did make sense! So basically to move up the list of "active" threads so more people see it??

Thanks for that...thought it might have been an acronym for something (not sure what....!) or some kind of joke I didn't get!

HopeEternal Thu 18-Aug-11 17:23:15

Well, I can understand that on a parenting website the random posting of bump might confuse a few folk. grin

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 18-Aug-11 18:19:53

Some say bump stands for Bump Up My Post...but think that was engineered arse about face grin

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