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#1 Edited by mordukai (7133 posts) -

Personally I only bump old threads only if I have something useful to add and not just quote or repeat what other posted before me.  
 
I know I could have made it into a poll topic but I figured everyone have their own reasons for doing so.  I also wanted to know because I keep seeing people opening threads about topics that were already started by someone else and their reason for doing so is that it's an old thread from a year ago. Fuck I know I am guilty of doing the same myself. 

#2 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8609 posts) -

I don't think it is a good habit. Usually, threads die for a reason.

#3 Posted by TripMasterMunky (2403 posts) -

If it's a game specific thread, I still reply. Even if that person has moved on and doesn't need the help or whatever, someone else who comes along might.
 
I think it's kinda stupid when people get mad for other people bumping old threads. What's wrong with keeping the conversation going? Unless it's like some random off-topic thread I don't know what's so bad about it.

#4 Posted by buzz_clik (6914 posts) -

Personally I only bump old threads only if I have something useful to add and not just quote or repeat what other posted before me.
 
True story.

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#5 Posted by Black_Rose (7785 posts) -

Not really, I do post in really old threads when there's a relatively new post but I don't bump them.

#6 Posted by Vitefish (439 posts) -
@Black_Rose said:
" Not really, I do post in really old threads when there's a relatively new post but I don't bump them. "
What?
 
When this thread dies and goes into obscurity, someone needs to bump it and post absolutely nothing useful.
#7 Posted by auspiciousqueue (1298 posts) -

I try not to. I guess if I had something very important to say or thought it contributed to the conversation I might consider it. Also depends on how old the thread is. 

#8 Posted by Dr_Feelgood38 (1550 posts) -

Only to avoid making a new thread with the same purpose.

#9 Posted by Bigvic785 (120 posts) -

Five bucks says this thread gets bumped in five months

#10 Posted by mordukai (7133 posts) -
@Bigvic785 said:
" Five bucks says this thread gets bumped in five months "
OK, its a bet. FIve months it is. January 18th 2010. Do we count inflation?
#11 Posted by Blair (2500 posts) -

Capitalism says that we should let those threads that aren't viable die.   
 
Bumping goes against the fundamentals of threadonomics.
 
Do not bump what isn't wanted.

#12 Posted by mordukai (7133 posts) -
@Blair: So why oh why do people open new one for the same subject. They just word it differently.
#13 Posted by ArchScabby (5809 posts) -

I don't really do it, but I don't have a problem as long as the topic is still relevant.
 
But, if someone now decided to bump a post titled, "I hope Gears 2 is going to be awesome!"  Than that isn't okay.

#14 Posted by Bigvic785 (120 posts) -
@Mordukai: Yes I plan on some hyper inflation; are we talking American Dollars or would you like to give me money in a different currency.
#15 Posted by Blair (2500 posts) -
@Mordukai said:
" @Blair: So why oh why do people open new one for the same subject. They just word it differently. "
To create a more efficient or perhaps viable thread that solves the flaws of the old thread.
 
That's the beauty of a pure market system.
 
If you don't post in the new thread, it is bound to fail, just as its predecessor did.
#16 Posted by mordukai (7133 posts) -
@Blair: I don't see it that way. I see it as just their own self satisfaction in being the nones that started the thread. If you theory is current then the Giant Bomb should have never put the Search tab or the little block that shows you threads with the same subject in them. 
#17 Posted by c1337us (5751 posts) -

I'll comment in an old thread if it has been bumped up and there is some new conversation going in it. But I dont make a habit of doing the bumping myself.

#18 Posted by CommodoreGroovy (548 posts) -

No, because I might knock them over and break their hips. 
 
 Respect your Elders! 

#19 Edited by Linkyshinks (9881 posts) -

On the odd occasion and only with a valid reason.
 
I have noticed quite a few members have been guilty of this lately. A new member will bump one unknowingly, and a seasoned member rather than just leaving the thread alone, will post their displeasure, only inciting another to post...

#20 Edited by Myxomatosis (5 posts) -

I'd sooner bump an old thread than create a duplicate

#21 Posted by KillaMaStA (859 posts) -

No, I would create a new topic instead of Bumping.

#22 Posted by TheFreshmaker (132 posts) -

I can't wait until this thread gets bumped in a year with a simple "no."

#23 Edited by MythDarK (535 posts) -
@TheFreshmaker said:

" I can't wait until this thread gets bumped in a year with a simple "no." "

 I'm gonna be that bumper. I'll bump this thread to outer space to get an answer, if needed.
#24 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4909 posts) -

Sometimes by accident.

#25 Posted by MB (11983 posts) -

Bumping old threads is fine if you have something to add. However, it's a different matter altogether when a user goes around bumping year-old threads with replies like "Lulz" and "Epic."

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#26 Posted by Kou_Leifoh (1891 posts) -

Well, I'm beginning to notice people whom just signed up to GiantBomb and making their first post count to a very old thread. Seriously, I've seen it happen several times.

#27 Posted by gingertastic_10 (4141 posts) -

Sometimes.

#28 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

Sometimes people bump my old threads...no idea why.  It's been pissing me off lately.  >.>

#29 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3683 posts) -

Usually I don't,but if it was an opinion topic and I wanted to voice mine why not.

#30 Edited by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

i bump old topics when i find something interesting in them, something still relevant today which i ask about or try to discuss.. recently i bumped an old GTA IV topic about the DLCs and whether theyre gonna be released for PC too which is important to me and the new DLC isnt even out yet, and everybody kept busting my balls about it. 
 
i mean so what if its old? whats that social disease you have that makes you only interested in the latest shit going on so you can be a part of it and crap like that? its old and it was bumped for a good reason, i dont see a problem.

#31 Edited by PenguinDust (12450 posts) -
#32 Posted by MB (11983 posts) -
@PenguinDust said:
" I often link back to older threads if someone has reposted a topic that has been talked about at great length, and I might comment inside a thread that has been dug up from the grave by someone else.
 
There are two Off Topic threads I think that should be stickied though, so I guess you could say I bump them from time to time.
  1. Rate The Last Film You Watched
  2. Video Game Appearances In Film - A Community Compilation Project
"
I went ahead and temporarily pinned those to the Off-Topic and General boards to see if they can get some more exposure.
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#33 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6287 posts) -
@Dr_Feelgood38 said:
"Only to avoid making a new thread with the same purpose. "
#34 Posted by Nexas (625 posts) -

6 months from now I'll bump this thread and say no.
#35 Posted by Asembo (98 posts) -

Bump!
 
Now what was the question?

#36 Posted by Karn (690 posts) -
@Nexas said:
" 6 months from now I'll bump this thread and say no. "
Make it a year, for the lulz.
#37 Posted by ZombieHunterOG (3530 posts) -

it depends how old or how useful the topic was.... 
if its one year old and is something really stupid ill even go as far as to ask them why the hell they bumped it

#38 Posted by m1k3 (1325 posts) -

I usually not the first one to bump an old thread, but if an old thread ends up on the first page and it is interesting, i guess i bump it.

#39 Posted by JJOR64 (18909 posts) -

No.  If the thread is a month old, maybe.

#40 Posted by Xeiphyer (5595 posts) -
@Mordukai said:
" @Bigvic785 said:
" Five bucks says this thread gets bumped in five months "
OK, its a bet. FIve months it is. January 18th 2010. Do we count inflation? "
Ok I put it on my calander, Ill be the bumper.
#41 Posted by GreggD (4477 posts) -

I still see people bumping dumbass threads like the Political Racism or whatever the fuck that thread was about. Personally, though, I wouldn't bump an old thread unless I had something useful to add, taking into consideration that someone might want or need more information on the subject.

#42 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

no, i'm not a bumper. i would say on this forum maybe because there aren't a lot of threads that are made constantly.

#43 Posted by natetodamax (19170 posts) -

Hardly ever.

#44 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3500 posts) -

Yes, if I have something relevant to add and it isn't a low-quality thread to begin with.  It's better than starting a new thread because then you get the "Use the search button!" posters.

#45 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6287 posts) -

Bump.
#46 Posted by JamesF (1489 posts) -
@RHCPfan24 said:
" I don't think it is a good habit. Usually, threads die for a reason. "
agreed
#47 Posted by Pkshields (810 posts) -

Only on game specific forums, but thats usually because I forget they are probably dead.

#48 Posted by PartTimeNinja (344 posts) -

Well, I'm not going to go into an old thread and say "bump" or anything useless like that. But if I have anything informative to add to the conversation, then I will post in an older thread.

#49 Posted by Bruce (5264 posts) -

People bump mine so often that I'm not surprised if I have two or three threads in the front page. >_>
#50 Posted by Fr0Br0 (3089 posts) -

Bookmarking to bump much much later. It's probably going to get lost in the rest of my bookmarks and while I'm cleaning them up I'm going to think "Why did I bookmark a single thread?" and delete it. So in case I do indeed delete it, somebody finish the job for me.