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Can I Bumpity-bump??

Postby andrewrogers » 2013-04-26 04:09

I'd like to ask you if bumping is okay before I attempt to do so... I'd really like someone awesome to answer a question...
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Re: Can I Bumpity-bump??

Postby dasein » 2013-04-26 04:37

No.
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Re: Can I Bumpity-bump??

Postby saulgoode » 2013-04-26 04:44

If you have made a post seeking help and nobody has responded after a day or two, you should seriously consider how your initial post may have been lacking. Did you provide a detailed description of the problem (as opposed to, "it didn't work")? Did you specify the hardware you were running? Did you describe the software (providing links?), along with version numbers? Did you describe what steps you have taken in attempting to resolve the problem?

Occasionally posts do slide down the queue and get missed by people who might be able to respond -- and when this happens, a bump might be in order. There is no hard and fast rule against bumping (other than it IS expected that you wait more than just a few hours), but bear in mind the preceding paragraph, and also be aware that by bumping your thread, you will be removing it from the "unanswered posts" list (which some helpful members regularly visit).
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Re: Can I Bumpity-bump??

Postby Randicus » 2013-04-26 06:18

Of course you can bump. A better question would have been; May I bump? Which saulgoode provided a good answer for.

(I am in the middle of a grammar terrorising crusade at the moment. 8) Carry on. :D )
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Re: Can I Bumpity-bump??

Postby andrewrogers » 2013-04-27 04:06

Randicus wrote:Of course you can bump. A better question would have been; May I bump? Which saulgoode provided a good answer for.

(I am in the middle of a grammar terrorising crusade at the moment. 8) Carry on. :D )


I see what you did there. :wink:
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Re: Can I Bumpity-bump??

Postby emariz » 2013-04-27 06:04

The noise-ratio here is so low that a new thread stays in the first page of the chosen section for days, even weeks. Why would be the benefit of moving a thread five lines up? Not to mention that many users simply ignore "bumped" threads.

Randicus wrote:I am in the middle of a grammar terrorising crusade at the moment.

Chinese people are weird.
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Re: Can I Bumpity-bump??

Postby Randicus » 2013-04-27 06:21

I am definitely weird, but I do not remember going through a physical metamorphosis, so I do not believe I am Chinese yet.
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Re: Can I Bumpity-bump??

Postby thanatos_incarnate » 2013-04-27 07:10

There are non-intrusive ways to bump. For instance, you might have started off with a very
meager post about your problem. Then, days later, you have acquired some more info
through e.g. logs or whatever other means. Share those instead the usual "BUMP!" or
"Hellooooo! Y nobody answer?"

Of course, bumping once might be tolerable. Bumping more than once might be considered spam.
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Re: Can I Bumpity-bump??

Postby ComputerBob » 2013-04-27 12:42

Randicus wrote:...I do not remember going through a physical metamorphosis, so I do not believe I am Chinese yet.

That's exactly how they get you.
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Re: Can I Bumpity-bump??

Postby Randicus » 2013-04-27 13:38

I thought it was by putting chemicals in the dumplings. :lol:
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Re: Can I Bumpity-bump??

Postby ComputerBob » 2013-04-27 16:20

I suspect that the process may be similar to this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEmJ-VWPDM4
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Re: Can I Bumpity-bump??

Postby Randicus » 2013-04-27 22:06

YouTube?
You will need to describe the process. YouTube is banned here, because it is a tool used by foreign elements to foment rebellion in a country where everyone is happy and loyal to the government. (That is what the Beijing government says, and they are sticking to their story.)
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Re: Can I Bumpity-bump??

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Re: Can I Bumpity-bump??

Postby Randicus » 2013-04-27 22:41

I remember that song. :D
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Re: Can I Bumpity-bump??

Postby andrewrogers » 2013-04-30 02:12

Randicus wrote:YouTube?
You will need to describe the process. YouTube is banned here, because it is a tool used by foreign elements to foment rebellion in a country where everyone is happy and loyal to the government. (That is what the Beijing government says, and they are sticking to their story.)


You're in China? Are you native to there? Your English is superb! No signs of Chinglish whatsoever. :wink:

I'm near another capital, myself. I live not too far North of the District of Columbia, myself. My Chinese neighbors from Shanghai speak Mandrin. :wink: Most Chinese people I've met have expressed the same general sentiment: they love China but hate its ruling body... Can't blame them, especially after many showdowns with tanks.

Do they let the kids watch SpongeBob there?
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