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newbie, "bump" policy?

Discussion in 'Classifieds Usage Discussion and Help' started by bultaco, Mar 24, 2013.


  1. bultaco

    bultaco

    Feb 29, 2008
    Hi All, I've only sold on TB 3 or so times in many years of being a subscriber. I've never understood the "bumping" policy.. now that I have had an ad in the "for sale" section for over a week with no response.. How do I "relist it"?? how to "bump it back up to the top?

    Thanks.
     
  2. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Just post a new post in the thread. You can do one yourself per day. Other readers may bump you for free anytime.
     
  3. free bump
     
  4. wimpy

    wimpy

    Aug 1, 2004
    Czech Republic
    BUMP! :)
     
  5. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    TTT
     
  6. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    And to keep it from looking like you're desperate to sell, just do a bump then when you do another bump, delete the old bump and add a new one.
     
    Matt R likes this.
  7. i believe it's in the rules that old bumps must be deleted, so this is good advice. i don't think this rule is really enforced, though. also, mods can see deleted posts, so i wouldn't go crazy with bumps, just because you can 'delete' the old ones.
     
  8. atracksler

    atracksler

    Oct 30, 2007
    this may sound dumb, but how do I delete an old bump?
     
  9. It doesn't seem like mods enforce any bumping policy. I saw one recent post where the guy had 10 "bumps" showing in a 48 hour period. List the basses. Couple hours later, add a pic. Couple hours later, add a pic of a different bass. Few hours later add a little more info. Hour after someone bumps his post, bump with a thanks for the bump, etc.
     
  10. godblender

    godblender Banned

    Mar 11, 2009
    Michigan
    ^This

    I've been noticing more and more that sellers are bumping their own threads 3-4 times in a 24 hour period, just as you've detailed. It's getting ridiculous when I log in in the morning and see a thread at the top of the page, then check back a few hours later and poof!...there it is again. This is also a reason why I don't usually ask specific questions about an item in the thread itself but PM the seller instead.
     
  11. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    it's impossible for mods to read all posts, so please use the triangle icon to report rule breaking posts and it'll get taken care of. Don't look at it as being a snitch, look at it at helping keep a level playing field.
     
  12. JxBass

    JxBass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    Go to your last bump post, select "edit" then "delete".
     
  13. I've never noticed this "report post" triangle before. Good to know. Thanks.
     

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