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Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by woof, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. woof

    woof Mu-43 Top Veteran

    511
    Oct 18, 2011
    The present.
    When I try a quick reply or even a new post in a thread where I was the last person to post... so for example, I do a bump for updates in a for sale thread, the content of the post is appended to the previous post as an update, and this does not have the effect of moving the thread "up."

    I may have missed an announcement, and if so, please feel free to pouint me to that. However, given how most forums work and how common it is to bump for updates, I am not certain that this functionality will go over well.

    Seaain
     
  2. tosvus

    tosvus Mu-43 Top Veteran

    632
    Jan 4, 2014
    You need to have a certain number of hours between 2 consecutive posts. This is to avoid people bumping their own threads to the top all the time.
     
  3. woof

    woof Mu-43 Top Veteran

    511
    Oct 18, 2011
    The present.
    The number of hours was about 24 between posts. If not, my previous post was yesterday and my new post was today. I was surprised, but I am not wrong.

    Have a look here: https://www.mu-43.com/showthread.php?t=72876&p=734694#post734694

    Look at the date for the post overall, then check the edited date. And NO, I did not edit it. I entered the new post through Quick Reply. Then I erased the appended content and created a new post through use of Reply to Thread . That behaved the same. It appended to the previous message.

    Both behaved the same. They appended to the message from yesterday.

    Seaain
     
  4. woof

    woof Mu-43 Top Veteran

    511
    Oct 18, 2011
    The present.
    Test...

    And, inasmuch as I have been in IT for 25+ years as a developer, tech lead and enterprise architect, I thought I'd run a test. the period of time to which you refer in THIS forum is 30 seconds. And what is more, when I ran the test represented by this message ... (before editing it to add this content), it did not append to the previous message - despite the fact that the previous message was the last message in the thread and was quite new.

    From this I can conclude the following:

    1. There is some kind of special functionality in the Marketplace forum - as described;
    2. Since I bumped quite recently to good effect in that forum, I can only surmise that this functionality is relatively new.

    Oh, and just for fun, I've added a few more tests to the message in Marketplace and linked above. I have started adding timestamps to illustrate the matter, since the edited text while accurate is misleading and applies to real edits, not updates.
     
  5. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I'm not aware of having made any changes affecting this behavior. We did recently change servers, and I am in the process of squashing some bugs related to that move. We'll have to see whether the behavior you're noticing persists after the dust has settled. Thanks for pointing it out.
     
  6. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    I had a look at your post and checked the settings again. That forum only allows bumping every 24h. It has been that way for a long time.
     
  7. woof

    woof Mu-43 Top Veteran

    511
    Oct 18, 2011
    The present.
    Sorry for the trouble. Thanks for the clarification. Must have tried to bump close to but not at 24 hrs. Appreciate it/.
     
  8. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    No problem at all.
     
  9. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
    If the bumping period was 23 hours instead of 24 it would be possible to usefully bump a thread at the same time each day, instead of needing to push the time back and back each bump.
    Just saying.
    (Something I noticed playing Skyrim)