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What on earth is 'BUMPING'?

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jibberjabber Sat 22-Jan-05 20:19:17

See lots of people doing it?
How does one do it?
Why does one do it?

Sorry, not being lazy have searched the site for this and found nothing - glad of some explanation, ta

Newbarnsleygirl Sat 22-Jan-05 20:20:03

It's to stop messages dropping off the bottom of active conversations list.

Lonelymum Sat 22-Jan-05 20:21:30

When you post a message, your thread goes to the top of the message board so people write "bump" to move (bump) the thread back up to the top.

lockets Sat 22-Jan-05 20:21:55

Message withdrawn

RTKangaMummy Sat 22-Jan-05 20:24:00

when you write bumping you are making it become active

welcome to mumsnet btw

JanH Sat 22-Jan-05 20:24:51

Some people just put


Does the same job.

(If you don't use "active conversations" you won't realise the significance. It was ages before I did!)

HunkerMunker Sat 22-Jan-05 20:26:21


Sorry, couldn't resist.

jibberjabber Sun 23-Jan-05 19:52:19

What if I was telling you about a "bump" on my head? Would it was be shimmied up there? I guess you have to be careful of overusing it.

How clever.

purpleturtle Sun 23-Jan-05 19:58:55

I asked this question the other day, and I've just realised that I hadn't understood the answer properly. Now that I've read this explanation i realise the word is immaterial, it just has to be a post. There I was thinking it was something amazingly technological, and now I know that without using the four letter word in question, this thread will be at the top of the active conversations list again.

Lonelymum Sun 23-Jan-05 20:09:39

Just as mine is now.

SPARKLER1 Sun 23-Jan-05 20:10:42


and mine!!!!!!!

Riebee Sun 23-Jan-05 20:54:23

Ahh ha have been wondering about the four letter word I know

JanH Sun 23-Jan-05 21:15:03


JanH Sun 23-Jan-05 21:15:20


pickledonion Sun 23-Jan-05 21:21:59


Lonelymum Mon 24-Jan-05 11:58:26

Pickledonion - is that really what bump stands ofr or did you just make that up?

SeaShells Mon 24-Jan-05 12:02:28

When I was new, I thought it was just alot of pregnant women boasting, seriously I did!

jabberwocky Mon 24-Jan-05 12:10:11

Took me forever to figure it out too!

pickledonion Mon 24-Jan-05 13:09:30

Lonelymum- that is what BUMP stand for in internet language

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