We have recently seen an increase in thread bumping. “bumping” is the act of replaying to a thread that has been inactive for a short time with a pointless topic for the sole purpose of making the thread active to increase visibility, or “bumping” it to the top of the list.
Replying with “bumping this” or any post that is off-topic and/or doesn’t contribute to the conversation will be flagged as spam and the post removed. Please keep in mind that these flags count towards your profile for those of you trying to increase trust levels.
Additionally, keep in mind that the moderation team reviews every flag and if they deem a flag to not be warranted it will be declined. Declined flags will not count towards your record and the post will be un-hidden.
We are a very large and active community. If a feature request or thread is not getting the attention you wish, bumping the topic does not historically result in more votes or replies and just clogs the thread. The bigger question you should ask yourself is why are you bumping it to begin with? Is the original post not detailed enough to generate interest in the community? Is it a duplicate or something that has already been talked about by the devs as something that is in progress or not able to be done?
Thank you for your continuing efforts to keep the forum free from clutter.