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#1 Weird Dragon

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 04:46 PM

Bumping & Double Posting Rules


What is bumping?

Bumping means making two posts in a row, in the same topic, without anyone else posting in between. This is not allowed. You must wait until someone else posts before you post again.

There is one exception to this rule:


Legal Bumping Rule

  • You may bump your own post after 2 days (48 hours) have passed. If 48 hours have not passed, then use the EDIT button to update it.
  • DO NOT make posts like "legal bump", or "please help me". Non-helpful posts like this will be removed. Instead, provide more information about your question. This makes it easier for people to reply.


Duplicate Topics

  • Making two topics with the same question is not allowed. If your question isn't answered, you may bump it after 48 hours. DO NOT make a new topic.
  • If you feel the topic would get a better response in another forum, use the REPORT system to request a moderator to move it.


Reporting Illegal Bumping

  • When you see an illegal bump, report it with the REPORT button.
  • DO NOT make a post saying "You bumped illegally", or "I reported you", etc. That just duplicates the problem.


Additional Notes

The Novice Q&A Forum has several pages of recent posts -- not just the first page. You can help reduce illegal bumping if you look back a few pages and try to answer questions there. Just take a look at how many pages are dated "Today" and "Yesterday".
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