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    Default Bumping Threads?

    I noticed a lot of old threads coming back to life lately? Is there any rule to this? TIA

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    The old threads are often bumped when someone does a search before posting their own thread on the same topic.

    Or sometimes we bump threads up that we think will benefit members based on time of year or current events (e.g. holiday crafts).

    There are some great threads that get buried over the years, and we like to bring them back to life, so to speak.

    Does that answer your question? If not, plmk.

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    Thanks Michelle. As for rules, It's not really a rule, but I prefer threads not be bumped more than once in a 24 hr period. If someone wants something to be seen more, pm me to sticky it.

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    I enjoy seeing threads coming back to life once in a while.......


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    I understand old threads being bumped up when someone finds it and posts in it, but lately there have been a bunch of threads showing up in the new post search when the last post in it was years ago. Is there some way they get bumped without actually posting in them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeywrangler71 View Post
    Is there some way they get bumped without actually posting in them?
    Yes, Sara, Gabe, and the Super Mods have the ability to bump a thread w/o adding a post to it.

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    I often enjoy when a newbie comes in and posts to what I call "an oldie but a GOODIE".

    They are here to learn and sometimes there is info there in the old post I don't know or have forgotten.

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    I am an oldie in the world, but a definite newbie here. Have really appreciated and participated in some of the older threads. If there is some way else that we should be handling this, please let me know. Mahalo!!

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    I bump up seasonal threads and usually threads that are over 2 years old.

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    I really don't see what the big deal is about old threads. I've been floating around frugal boards for many years and I still enjoy and learn from many of the old threads. Just think how beneficial they might be to someone new.

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    I like to bump up older threads that didn't get much response the first time around, too. And if it's a slow post day on the forums, I think it's better than nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missourimom View Post
    I really don't see what the big deal is about old threads. I've been floating around frugal boards for many years and I still enjoy and learn from many of the old threads. Just think how beneficial they might be to someone new.

    I don't think anyone said it was a big deal...

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    If it's a really slow day... I'll go looking through the "archives". There are a lot of topics that are so old hat to the people who've bben here awhile that I'd never even thought of.

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