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Bumped Topics Answered

I (along with other members of the Instructables Community) have noticed a problem with bumped topics. Topics that were originally posted over 2 years ago are being bumped to the top of the forums. In most cases this is due to comments that don't even contribute to the conversation. What solutions are there to this problem? I don't like the idea of locking topics. This puts a stop to contributions that might actually be useful. What solutions do you guys have?

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Goodhart

9 years ago

Hmm, let me ask you, why does this phenomenon annoy you so much? Is there some relative incident in your past that causes you to become aggressive when the past is brought up? Maybe we should consult Feud about this....

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kelseymhGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

'Maybe we should consult Feud about this...."

Why would either Richard Dawson or Drew Carey have anything relevant to say?

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Goodhartkelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

Hmmm, ok I'll bite as you lost me there I haven't a clue as to what you mean

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kelseymhGoodhart

Reply 9 years ago

Actually, *I* lost me there. It wasn't Drew Carey, it was Louie Anderson I was thinking of -- a different overweight glasses-wearing comic. Which, of course, completely spoils my sad attempt at a pun.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_feud .

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Goodhartkelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

Ah, ok I was wondering about that with the obvious reference to the venerable Richard Dawson of Family FreudFraud Feud. ;-)

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DJ Radio

10 years ago

Ignore it. Its not like something bad will happen from a bump.

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kelseymhDJ Radio

Reply 9 years ago

Well, that depends on how big the bump is. You could damage your suspension, or even bottom out and whang the transfer case!

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DJ Radiokelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

that kind of bump also depends on what vehicle you are driving.

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GoodhartDJ Radio

Reply 9 years ago

Aye, as when riding a bicycle, the transfer case may be your own. ;-)

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skunkbait

9 years ago

Maybe there could be a "6 months or older catagory".

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Kiteman

9 years ago

Personally, I have noticed that sometimes a new subscriber will browse back through my past topics and comments, replying where they feel the need to, without paying much heed to the original posting dates.

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Derin

9 years ago

Bump

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kelseymhDerin

Reply 9 years ago

Thank you for that explanation :-)

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Derinkelseymh

Reply 9 years ago

Bump,bump bump am very bumped to hear this,bump you and bump :)

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lemonie

10 years ago

It's usually new users finding something they're interested in, without noticing the age. Not really a bump as such. The best option is to suggest to the author that they should remove it as it is obsolete. L

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kelseymh

10 years ago

Change all our avatars to pandas?

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killerjackalopekelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

I'm starting to look for another avatar already, it is both a panda and not a panda, a corvid, a biscuit and a new colour no eye has ever seen before - Taking theories too far...

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Rock Soldierkillerjackalope

Reply 10 years ago

A panda with a new color that eye has ever seem before for it's eye color eating a biscuit with a corvid.

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Rotten194kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

How about surfing panda's, because the current fad appears to be waves....

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Rock Soldier

10 years ago

Well, I'll need to remember this topic in two years. On topic though... Some times, people(like me) may see a comment that they like, or thought was help full, and want to thank, or congraduate the poster.