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Old 06-07-2002, 01:06 AM   #1
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Pardon my ignorance, but once and for all...

what does *bump* mean?
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Old 06-07-2002, 01:14 AM   #2
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bump Pronunciation Key (bmp)
v. bumped, bump·ing, bumps
v. tr.
To strike or collide with.
To cause to knock against an obstacle.

To knock to a new position; shift: bumped the crate out of the way.
To shake up and down; jolt: bumped the child on her knee; was bumped about on a rough flight.

To displace from a position within a group or organization.
To deprive (a passenger) of a reserved seat because of overbooking.
To raise; boost: bump up the price of gasoline.
Sports. To pass (a volleyball) by redirecting it with the forearms.

v. intr.
To hit or knock against something.
To proceed with jerks and jolts: bumped along slowly over the rocky terrain.
Sports. To bump a volleyball.


A blow, collision, or jolt.
The sound of something bumping: heard a loud bump in the dark.

A raised or rounded spot; a bulge.
A slight swelling or lump.
Something, such as unevenness or a hole in a road, that causes a bump.
A rise or increase, as in prices or enrollment.
One of the natural protuberances on the human skull, considered to have significance in phrenology.
A forward thrust of the pelvis, as in a burlesque striptease.
Sports. A pass in volleyball made by redirecting the ball with the inside of the forearms, especially when extended and held together.
Slang. A shot of hard liquor, sometimes accompanied by a beer chaser.

Orrr, its to indicate a meaningless post whose only duty is to place the thread onto the top so everyone can bask in its glory.
Like erm...let's say someone puts a "Frequently asked newbie questions and answers" on the newbie forum, then there's a sudden barrage of new topics there. Someone would want to *bump* the FAQ&As for all the newbies to see, so they can look at that instead of making a new thread.
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Old 06-07-2002, 01:29 AM   #3
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Maybe an option could be placed on posting.

to bump to the front page or not.
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