View Full Version : Bumping Spam?

07-01-2001, 06:20 AM
Hey mods! I was just wondering something.
<BR>If you make something like.....a trivia game, and it gets to like page 2 or 3 and it needs more people to respond, is it spam to post something to put it on the first page?

Yankee Cannonball
07-01-2001, 07:11 AM
Well, you can post to bring it back to the top, and then delete it, since it's possible to delete posts within the first half hour after you post it. I imagine that would be fine, since it doesn't add to your post count, but I'd also like to hear what a mod has to say about this.

Andy Rathe
07-01-2001, 12:42 PM
Personally, I'd say it isn't spam provided it wasn't being done too much.
<BR>However, if it was a GOOD trivia game then enough people should respond so that it wouldn't sink down to page 2 or 3 in the first place.

Sir Willow
07-01-2001, 04:26 PM
That's what's called a "bump", a post for the purpose of moving a thread back up to the top of the list so it's easily seen. And no, I don't consider that spam. Just make sure that:
<BR>1. The post has dropped to at least page 2, if not further down, on the list of threads.
<BR>2. Your Bump actually says "bump" somewhere in the message so that we know it's a bump.
<BR>Hey, even us mods do some bumping occaisionally. If it's good enough for us.... <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">

07-01-2001, 07:24 PM
why would it be spam? spam is when people start new games and no one responds in the first minute so they post ten times asking why no on has responded....