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What does this mean?

What does "bump" mean in a post? I looked it up on a shorthand text and it said "to give a heads up", "to agree with" but I have seen it being in the 1st answer to a post. It couldn't be agreeing then.

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:35 AM on Jan. 9, 2009 in Just for Fun

Answers (2)
  • When you "bump" a post it puts the post back at the top. Sometimes the posts can be overlooked when a lot of people post or depending on when the poster posts it. Bumping it gives people the chance to see and respond to the post.

    Answer by JeremysMom at 7:22 AM on Jan. 9, 2009

  • In the Answers area the posts stay in one place and gradually move down as more people enter brand new threads. In the groups, every time someone adds to a thread/post it gets moved back up to the top of the pile (under the stickied posts- the ones that the site manager wants to stay on top.) So if someone doesn't have anything to add to an existing post but wants it to be near the top of the pile where people would be more likely to see it, they can post "bump" and the post moves up.

    Answer by Bmat at 7:34 AM on Jan. 9, 2009

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