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post #16 of 39
I don't mind "bump" if it has been several days without an answer...but if there are people that go through and look for unanswered threads, then there would be no need for bumps. I do get aggravated when someone posts and an hour later they bump.

I don't like *save* at all..... if I need to save a thread, I save it in my browser favorites or I write down the info I want to save. Or there is "watch this topic" which does the same thing without posting! I always wonder why more people don't do that....
post #17 of 39
Sometimes you bump because you don't know the answer, and you want to put it back on top to see if someone knows it.
there are "sincere" bumps....
post #18 of 39
i am somewhat new to CC, i read more threads than posting, if writing bump or save needs to stop, then it needs to stop.
post #19 of 39
I always thought bump was for the reason paola mentioned.
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post #20 of 39
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Sorry I havent checked back to see what people thought about this. It was one of those I didnt get notified about by email. But I understand what people are saying about what annoys one person doesnt have to be "law." I guess I thought the ettiquette would be decided upon by Heath and Jackie, not us. They have asked politely if people would not do the save and bump thing. I realize that not everyone reads the "stickys" but SOME people do. If you look at them they have have hundreds if not thousands of reads. Therefore I dont think it is fair to imply that they would not be read by members. If the issues or posts come up again, they could be directed toward that thread and case closed. There are just so many heated topics about such things. It doesnt have to be LAW, but just a suggested way of interacting with members in the forums and galleries of cake central.
post #21 of 39
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[quote="StephW"]The funny thing that I have noticed is that what might bother some people does not bother everyone. But someone will post something that bugs them and then it's supposed to be law.
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Actually this is a really good point. I think maybe it might help to reduce the members "policing" the site.
post #22 of 39
You mean like when a member suggest a thread be locked and it wasn't even theirs to begin with.
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post #23 of 39
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by indydebi


THere are many good discussions on here. Sometimes they get heated, but seriously, with all the threads on here daily, the heated ones are the exception and not the rule. I'd hate to have a list of "don't discuss the following..... topics.



I didnt see this part before. That is not exactly what I had in mind. I just meant like suggested ettiquette. It wasnt meant to suggest that we shouldnt be able to discuss certain subjects anymore. It was just an idea.
post #24 of 39
Before I knew, I bumped. But it was for threads that had a good question and I would like to know too.

I only look at the threads current on the main screen. I don't go to the forum and look for past threads.

We are back up to 5 threads on the main screen we were down to 4 for a while.
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post #25 of 39
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I think it would be nice to have an approximate guideline for when it is appropriate to bump. I mean if it has been several hours and the post or topic has gone to the 2nd page, that is one thing. I *think* it is more like when the topic is bumped (especially by the poster) when it has only been like 4 minutes (I swear I have seen that before!!)

Though my suggestion was for more than just bumping and saving too. We see a lot of threads about giving credit for inspiration and I have seen stuff regarding cut and pasting stuff from other sites (which we are not supposed to do)
post #26 of 39
I have used the save on a couple because I finally saw what it meant and thought it was a good idea. but I saw here that you can watch a post but on here I don't see it. Can someone instruct me on how you can watch a post instead of having to do a save or just write "filler". Thanks
post #27 of 39
Thread Starter 
right underneath the button for posting a reply there is "watch topic for replies" on the bottom left.
post #28 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by OhMyGoodies


Also the whole bumping thing.... It's very annoying to go to a post that has been made since my last visit and see that the person REALLY needs help drastically and the ONLY response they have gotten is BUMP from someone else because they can't help them. If you can't help don't post because there are ALOT of people here on CC that go to the UNanswered posts section of the forums to find people that need help. I can see if you want to bump your way to the front page but believe me from my own experiences it comes up with or without bumps and posts attached to it.



I haven't been here long, but this has become my number one pet peeve. I come here to see if I can help, but if I see there are 10 responses to a post, I generally won't click on it, figuring 10 people have already given their advice. Then, when I do click on the topic, it's 10 posts consisting of "Bump", "yeah, I want to know that too, " and "I've never done anything like that, but here's what I think you should do..." Basically, after 10 responses, the question still has not been answered.

I haven't mentioned that this annoys me because I couldn't think of a tactful way of saying, "If you have nothing to offer, please don't respond to a request for help." But, since we're letting it all hang out in this thread, there it is!
post #29 of 39
We will add a new section to the forums very soon which will consolidate information for newbies. thumbs_up.gif

On the topic of BUMP and SAVE>

BUMP -> It is sometimes appropriate to use bump, but should generally only be used by the Original Poster. If the thread does not get a response, and the OP still needs the info, then they can come back and post BUMP to let people know they are still looking for the info. Remember, when you BUMP up one thread, you bump down every other thread. There are alot of posts here, and if a thread gets overlooked, it is fine to bring it back to the top, but I would suggest not doing this more than once an hour, and only the most urgent requests should be bumped more than once. With the amount of traffic on the site during the day, the odds are, if someone has the answer, you will get a response within 2 hours of posting the question.

SAVE -> The reason we ask people not to use SAVE is that conversations riddled with SAVE make threads more difficult to read for everyone else. I once opened a thread that had 7 consecutive SAVE posts. As other people have mentioned, you can use the Watched Topics feature. Another good option is to add a folder to your browser bookmarks or favorites that is just for links to your favorite CC threads. Then you would have an easy to access reference point, and a quick way to grab links to share with others.


So basically, Jackie and I request that BUMP be used carefully and SAVE not be used at all. We are not going to get mad at anyone for using them, we just ask that members consider its necessity before posting it.
post #30 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Heath

We will add a new section to the forums very soon which will consolidate information for newbies. thumbs_up.gif



if I may suggest:

make a short form of it a mandatory stop during the registration process.
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