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G. Scott H.




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PostPosted: Thu 31 Mar, 2005 11:14 am    Post subject: Stupid Question         Reply with quote

What does it mean when somebody makes a post that just says, bump? I see this every once in a while, but I have no idea what it means. Mad Happy
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PostPosted: Thu 31 Mar, 2005 11:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It means they are bumping the thread back up to the top of the forum list. This happens most often in the Classifieds section, where sellers keep their offerings from scrolling down to oblivion.
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G. Scott H.




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PostPosted: Thu 31 Mar, 2005 11:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roger Hooper wrote:
It means they are bumping the thread back up to the top of the forum list. This happens most often in the Classifieds section, where sellers keep their offerings from scrolling down to oblivion.


Thanks, Roger. Happy
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PostPosted: Thu 31 Mar, 2005 11:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Scott-

Just for the record, this wasn't a stupid question. Confused

It was simply something you didn't know... I didn't know once either. The answer happened to come to me at a moment of not-so-coherent thought. It's cool... Razz

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G. Scott H.




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PostPosted: Thu 31 Mar, 2005 12:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Aaron Schnatterly wrote:
Scott-

Just for the record, this wasn't a stupid question. Confused

It was simply something you didn't know... I didn't know once either. The answer happened to come to me at a moment of not-so-coherent thought. It's cool... Razz

Thanks, Aaron. I probably shouldn't have given my post such a title. I certainly don't want to discourage anyone from asking questions, however simple or obvious they may seem. Happy

What is it about us that makes us feel that we need to ask questions in such a deprecatory manner? How often do you see or hear a question prefaced by:

I don't want to seem like an idiot, but......

This might sound stupid, but.....

etc.

Anyway, point taken. Don't be afraid to ask questions!

Thanks again,

Scott Happy
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PostPosted: Thu 31 Mar, 2005 12:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

G. Scott H. wrote:
Anyway, point taken. Don't be afraid to ask questions!


It's the best way I know to get answers... even if it's "I don't know either." Razz

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PostPosted: Thu 31 Mar, 2005 7:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There are no stupid questions only stupid or wrong answers Wink Razz Laughing Out Loud
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PostPosted: Thu 31 Mar, 2005 9:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hmmm, I thought it went "There are no stupid questions, just stupid people that ask questions!" Razz Laughing Out Loud Wink
(For the life of me, I can't remember what movie I saw that in...is the "old-timer's" already setting in?!?)

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PostPosted: Thu 31 Mar, 2005 9:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Believe me there are indeed stupid questions. Big Grin
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PostPosted: Thu 31 Mar, 2005 10:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick Kelly wrote:
Believe me there are indeed stupid questions. Big Grin


Too true.

"Are we there yet?"

"Ok... um, why?"

"Honey, does this dress make me look fat?"

"Baby, can I go out with the boys tonight?"

"Are we there yet?"

"Officer, can't we discuss this over a beer? How's 'bout a joint? You toke, don't you?"

"Why did God make sunflowers?"

"Don't you have enough shoes?"

and, finally...

"Are we there yet?"

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Apr, 2005 1:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Aaron: Just proves I was right about stupid answers ! MINE I mean, as you just proved with your list that there can be stupid question. Blush Eek! Laughing Out Loud
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G. Scott H.




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PostPosted: Fri 01 Apr, 2005 10:12 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick Kelly wrote:
Believe me there are indeed stupid questions. Big Grin

Oh, great! Now I'm afraid to ask questions again! Eek! Thanks a lot, Patrick! Mad Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud Razz Laughing Out Loud
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PostPosted: Sun 03 Apr, 2005 10:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bump
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G. Scott H.




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PostPosted: Sun 03 Apr, 2005 11:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roger Hooper wrote:
Bump


Cool Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud Laughing Out Loud Happy
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