View Full Version : What is "Bump"?

06-03-2006, 07:26 AM
I've seen several posts where there was a reply in the next post that just said "Bump". What does that mean?

Sky Sharkster
06-03-2006, 07:41 AM
Hi Tom, "Bump" is a way to keep a thread at or near the top of the list. Every time someone posts on a thread, it moves the thread up to the latest chronological order; If no-one posts, the thread gradually drops down. Newest posts on top. If a user wants their thread to stay on top, even though they don't have anything to say, they type "Bump". Frowned on by some as a false way of indicating popularity, many sites don't allow bumps, won't allow posts unless there's a minimum number of letters in the post, or have a maximum "bumpage", like one per week.

Crash Test Dummy
06-03-2006, 07:41 AM
Thats done to keep a thread active in the new posts listing. If a thread dosn't have any active posting it won't show up unless you search for it. Many times it will be beacuse someone is trying to sell something and they want to keep the thread in our faces.


06-03-2006, 02:07 PM
Oh, I have been enlightened. It was bringing back bad memories of glitter balls and silk shirts in the 80s. Remember the Bump? Of course I would never have done it. Disco Sucks! ..........right?


Sky Sharkster
06-03-2006, 02:47 PM
OK, let me see if I've got this straight; You're saying you didn't like polyester shirts, 3" heels on men's shoes, 14" bellbottoms, multiple chains around the neck, and "Macho Man"?
I am so disappointed!

06-03-2006, 07:05 PM
It all ranked right up there with Leisure Suits. And yes, sad to say I did have one and it was a beautiful baby blue color no less.

06-04-2006, 02:45 AM
And by the way Ron, for some strange reason, you seem to know a lot of detail about that style.

06-04-2006, 03:30 AM
Ahhh, you guys make me glad I am as old as I am...

Sky Sharkster
06-04-2006, 03:30 AM
Well, Tom, I...ah...well I saw "Saturday Night Fever"...and I remembered some...stuff. That's it! I remembered the movie! Yes.

06-04-2006, 05:08 AM
Uh huh......sure.

06-04-2006, 08:34 AM

06-04-2006, 07:10 PM
Anyone here remember the Nehru Jackets? :eek:

06-04-2006, 07:14 PM
Not I

06-04-2006, 07:33 PM
It all began with Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964) whom was the first Prime Minister of independent India.

The Nehru jacket became popular between 1966 and 1968, around the time of the Beatles' trip to India to visit the Maharashi Mahesh Yogi.

I guess the Nehru Jacket makes me really, really old! :o

Bump, bump, bump! :D

PS: Dr. Julius No, Dr. Evil and Mini-Me wore them as well. :D

06-04-2006, 07:42 PM
Ahhh, now I see. In 1966 I was in kindergarten.

06-04-2006, 07:54 PM
I was 21. :p

06-04-2006, 09:25 PM
Nehru jackets were elegant. I had several and a few Leisure suits too.

Thanks for bringing back long forgotten memories Q.

06-18-2006, 03:23 AM
I wore pegged Levis, Blue Suede Shoes, a Black Leather Jacket and had A D.A. hair cut.

Wouldn't be seen standing near a Nehru jacket. Only kids wore that stuff.;)

I was around before Elvis. He was just growing up.

06-18-2006, 03:25 AM
D.A. stands for Ducks AXX, incase you didn't know. Those who couldn't afford pomade used vaseline.