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Is it two or three months for a bump?
@~thehung 
3/8/08 2:38:34 PM
Guru


but nichers, the BUMPED tag doesnt appear until a person posts in the 'wrong thread' and is severely frowned upon .

anyone else? i'd rather not start a new thread about this.

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no pung intended

Meeko 
4/8/08 2:41:57 AM
Titan

I agree with Nich. This whole obsession with bumps feels...icky. People have gotten a lot narkier about them ever since the tags were introduced.

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maxamatosis 
5/8/08 3:07:44 AM
Disciple

Actually yeah, I'd like an official line on what's so wrong with bumping too. Not everyone here is suxh an Internet tragic that they're read *every* thread on this forum and they feel like precious seconds of their time wasting was wasted?

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Gharphield 
5/8/08 8:30:15 AM
Mod
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Quote by Meeko
I agree with Nich. This whole obsession with bumps feels...icky. People have gotten a lot narkier about them ever since the tags were introduced.



Sorry but I've been around for ages, it's always been frowned upon, the ONLY reason that it might seem more so now:

1. There are more people on the forums now.
2. People now automatically know if its been bumped instead of reading the dates.

I remember when a year old thread of mine was bumped, it got locked fairly quickly.

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Gharphield 
5/8/08 8:31:58 AM
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Quote by maxamatosis
Actually yeah, I'd like an official line on what's so wrong with bumping too. Not everyone here is suxh an Internet tragic that they're read *every* thread on this forum and they feel like precious seconds of their time wasting was wasted?



Official line is that its a case by case scenario, we don't lock every bump and what not. That official enough? Just about everything we do here is a case by case thing, there are exceptions to every rule (<-- general statement, figure of speech).

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Lex Talionis

I'm not being aggressive, I'm just being dominant.

Meeko 
5/8/08 5:59:19 PM
Titan

A year ago? That's fairly recent. We have had bump tags for way more than a year now, haven't we?

So what sort of bumps wouldn't get locked?

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Gharphield 
5/8/08 9:56:38 PM
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Meeko: If you ask a stupid question you get a stupid answer.

Answer: Depends.

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Lex Talionis

I'm not being aggressive, I'm just being dominant.

1shot1kill 
5/8/08 10:07:44 PM
SuperHero
Colossus


Quote by Meeko
So what sort of bumps wouldn't get locked?



Ones that are on topic and relevant, however bumping a thread with a post that's both on topic and relevant is no guarantee that the thread won't get locked.

Quote by Meeko
A year ago? That's fairly recent. We have had bump tags for way more than a year now, haven't we?

So what sort of bumps wouldn't get locked?



Gharfield said nothing about a year ago, he said that a year old thread of his got bumped and subsequently locked. Yes, there's a difference.


Edited by 1shot1kill: 5/8/2008 10:09:21 PM

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Meeko 
6/8/08 7:02:53 AM
Titan

Yeah, I agree with your first paragraph, 1shot. Nothing seems to guarantee that a thread won't get locked - it seems to bloody arbitrary. My story threads were locked when I posted a new instalment. I don't get much time to write. So am I supposed to post my new instalments in a new thread each? What a hassle.

I don't find it surprising that Gharphield's bumped thread was locked quickly a year ago - it seems that the speed of lockage rose like a cannonball once the tags were introduced. Before that, there was immunity for Atomic fiction, for example, which makes perfect sense to me.

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1shot1kill 
6/8/08 7:04:14 AM
SuperHero
Colossus


Quote by Meeko
I don't find it surprising that Gharphield's bumped thread was locked quickly a year ago



You're still having trouble comprehending this bit! Who said anything about it being a year ago?

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Harden up, BITCHES!!

Quis custodiet custodes ipsos?

It's still rocket surgery. I just make it look easy, is all.

Meeko 
6/8/08 7:25:38 AM
Titan

Whoops, my mistake.

So this happened before bump tags?

It doesn't say much, though - it seems ALL bumps are locked now whereas before the tags there were a few types of accepted bumps.

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Gharphield 
6/8/08 10:24:42 AM
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Meeko: yes, this was way before I was a Mod. Someone bumped a very old thread of mine, I didn't even RTM it (someone else must have) and it was locked very quickly.

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Lex Talionis

I'm not being aggressive, I'm just being dominant.

Meeko 
6/8/08 5:43:27 PM
Titan

So what can be bumped without locking?

At the moment I'm thinking about one of my story threads. I posted a new instalment and it got locked because some serfling got narky.

So what am I supposed to do, start a new thread for each instalment? The forums would be a lot cleaner and the story threads a lot easier to follow if they were all in the one thread. And that's the way it was before these BUMP tags had everybody's obsessive compulsion kicking in. They're so unsightly we have an incredible urge to lock them, but as a consequence

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1shot1kill 
6/8/08 5:44:46 PM
SuperHero
Colossus


Quote by Meeko
It doesn't say much, though - it seems ALL bumps are locked now whereas before the tags there were a few types of accepted bumps.



It might seem that way, but it's not like that at all. Look, I'm amongst the first to jump up and down when it comes to pointing inconsistencies out to the moderators and I guess in a back-handed way I'm doing that right now.

But I RTMed a bumped thread just a couple of days ago and it hasn't been locked yet. Obviously the mods don't think it deserves locking and that's fine.

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Harden up, BITCHES!!

Quis custodiet custodes ipsos?

It's still rocket surgery. I just make it look easy, is all.

Meeko 
6/8/08 6:37:50 PM
Titan

So my question, 1shot, is what kind of bumps are acceptable? Surely bumping fiction threads to add new instalments should be allowed.

It would be annoying to get a warning for making what we thought was a reasonable bump but for some reason doesn't appear on the unwritten list of allowable bumps.

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1shot1kill 
6/8/08 6:46:10 PM
SuperHero
Colossus


Quote by Meeko
Surely bumping fiction threads to add new instalments should be allowed.



I agree.


Quote by Meeko
It would be annoying to get a warning for making what we thought was a reasonable bump but for some reason doesn't appear on the unwritten list of allowable bumps.



Again, I agree. But there's a way to avoid a warning...PM a mod and ask if it'll be okay. It's still rocket surgery. I just make it look easy, is all.

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Harden up, BITCHES!!

Quis custodiet custodes ipsos?

It's still rocket surgery. I just make it look easy, is all.

Meeko 
6/8/08 7:36:48 PM
Titan

Perhaps it would save everybody a lot of hassle if the mods just post a list of DEFINITE allowed bumps, 1shot?

Plus we also have a problem with one mod thinking one way and another mod thinking another way. The most trigger-happy mod decides which threads get locked.

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1shot1kill 
6/8/08 8:19:18 PM
SuperHero
Colossus


Quote by Meeko
Perhaps it would save everybody a lot of hassle if the mods just post a list of DEFINITE allowed bumps, 1shot?



The mods have been through this before and it's not something that can be done. Can you imagine the size of the FAQ if they listed every instance of what can & can't be done? It'd be absolutely fucking huuuuuge!

Now I like to have things in black and white as to what can & can't, or should & shouldn't be able to happen, but I'm also enough of a realist to know that this is one place where that's just not possible.

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Harden up, BITCHES!!

Quis custodiet custodes ipsos?

It's still rocket surgery. I just make it look easy, is all.

Meeko 
6/8/08 8:37:34 PM
Titan

That's a shame.

At the moment I think they are locking more bumps than necessary - that the tag really does cause their fingers to itch.

Locks are done to the standard of the strictest mod.

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1shot1kill 
6/8/08 8:40:56 PM
SuperHero
Colossus


Hey, if you don't think a thread deserved a lock, feel free to RTM it.

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Harden up, BITCHES!!

Quis custodiet custodes ipsos?

It's still rocket surgery. I just make it look easy, is all.

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