FS/WTB bumps (in General)

Wizard'sFirstRule August 31 2008 8:19 AM EDT

that is beginning to annoy me, can Jon please make a change? like allowing bumps without having to make a new post? reading a FS/WTB and see a lot of bumps, bumps are good for economy, bump! is annoying when you are trying to see if there is anything relevant in the thread.

AdminG Beee August 31 2008 8:40 AM EDT

There's nothing wrong with bumping a FS/WTB post providing you're not obviously abusing the right to do so.

No-one will complain (legitimately) if you do it once every 12 hours until the post is closed.

PS. Auctions are your friend...

Wizard'sFirstRule August 31 2008 8:43 AM EDT

but I don't have problem with bumping, its the content of the bumping post that annoys me.

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] August 31 2008 9:05 AM EDT

then don't read the bump text....

Bring Up This Post

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] August 31 2008 9:58 AM EDT

I have your solution. This will end all FS thread bumping...

(Buy their stuff right after they post. Then they won't need to bump.)


NIG August 31 2008 9:59 AM EDT

Either do that or get rid of the active threads on the home page.

j'bob August 31 2008 10:29 AM EDT

RC, that has to be one of nit-pickiest complaints I've ever heard.
The way these forums fly sometimes someone might pay for their legit bump only to be buried a few minutes later. Really my friend, if you don't like it, don't read it. And we usually know if a thread even contains something you would want anyway. If you want to petition for something, make it for the ability to edit thread names/headings so you can see if things have changed without opening the potentially offending thread.

j'bob August 31 2008 10:31 AM EDT

BUMP because I actually forgot to say that your initial idea is not a bad one. Just pay to move your thread back up. I think I just got stuck on the part where you didn't want to read something, bla bla bla..
your plastic buddy...
B. Lee

Relic August 31 2008 10:48 AM EDT

Get over your annoyance, you have to pay for each subsequent post and creation of a FS/FI//WTB thread. They are paying; you are complaining about it for free. If anything, you should have to pay complain about people paying to sell things.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] August 31 2008 10:52 AM EDT

"Either do that or get rid of the active threads on the home page."

you can do that yourself, by turning off all forums in the options page. i really do not understand all the threads regarding forums of late. we have the power to turn of all or any of the forums that we do not want to see, except maybe changelog i think.

QBOddBird August 31 2008 11:00 AM EDT

Agreed, dudemus!

Three cheers for common sense! :D

Wizard'sFirstRule August 31 2008 6:00 PM EDT

let me rephrase:

suggestion: allowing bumps to be just paying $2000 CB (with or without a message, so you don't have to type bump or a variant every time)

if you have a update of auction etc, that's good. I don't mind that. If you don't, I think just moving your thread to the top without a new message would suffice.

Brakke Bres [Ow man] August 31 2008 6:03 PM EDT

I do would like the option to close a FS/WTB thread without having to spend 2000 CBD on it. Now I have to write a reply in the line of: 'no longer needed' or something.

8DEOTWP September 1 2008 2:38 AM EDT

Auctions stink for numerous reasons.
Forums are by far a more effective way of selling items.
Thus, deal with the bumps; they are your friends. 8)

Wizard'sFirstRule September 1 2008 2:40 AM EDT

I don't actually mind bumps, I just don't want to see them.

QBOddBird September 1 2008 2:40 AM EDT

That could indeed be helpful, Rave.

I'd be fine with the 2k fee simply shifting the thread to the top, allowing the thread to remain uncluttered with bumps.

However, it doesn't drastically affect me one way or the other. :0)

PearsonTritonRaveshaw September 1 2008 3:26 AM EDT

Hey! I haven't said one thing in here and now OB is raggin on me!

However paying a small fee for moving your thread away from the abyss does seem like a decent idea. Also, the author of a thread should be able to close it, regardless of what type of thread (general, FS/WTB, etc.) it is.
Not only that, but people should be able to edit their posts. Because there is nothing more that I hate than posting a long string of curse words, only to realize that the "post" button is permanent, and I'll have to reply saying "oh sorry, my bird walked across my keyboard" or "OB did it".
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