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question falling off bottom of list

By john.a.wills ·
I put a question in the software forum late one afternoon. By the middle of the next morning it had disappeared because so many more items had been added to the forum. I have put the same question in the programming forum, where items last rather longer, but it really belongs more in software. Could we have longer forum lists, please?

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Bump

by Jacky Howe In reply to question falling off bott ...

give your Question a Bump.

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I do not understand NT

by john.a.wills In reply to Bump
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'Bumping'

by CharlieSpencer In reply to I do not understand N ...

If your question starts to fall off the bottom, open the post and reply to yourself.The system treats replies as new activity and will 'bump' your discussion or question back to the top of the list. It doesn't have to be a complicated reply; just the word 'Bump' in the subject and a period in the text will let everyone know you're trying to draw attention to your post.

I wouldn't do it more than twice. If you have to bump something more than that, the odds are no one has anything to offer.

Also, you should post questions to the separate Questions forum, using the 'Ask a Question' button instead of the 'Start a Discussion' button.

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try putting it in the question forum and not the discussion

by Deadly Ernest In reply to question falling off bott ...

forum, that helps a bit too.

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Have I missed something?

by john.a.wills In reply to try putting it in the que ...

I thought discussions and questions within a subject appeared in the same forum.

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There is a distinction

by LocoLobo In reply to Have I missed something?

When you start a discussion it appears in the "Discussions".

There is a separate "Questions" forum.

BUMP means to respond to your own question if nobody else has.

BTW you can find all your responses by going to "My Workspace" near the top. Then clicking on your profile. Hope this helps

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bumping, questions vs discussions

by john.a.wills In reply to There is a distinction

I think that bumping no longer works as you describe - the newest forum entry is the one at the top, not the forum entry with the newest contribution.
I did submit a question.

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I think Palmetto

by LocoLobo In reply to bumping, questions vs dis ...

described bumping better.

It must still work because when I respond to a question or discussion appears at the top of the list. Sometimes it takes a minute. For example this thread moves up when somebody responds. Although I haven't bumped my own in a while.

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Huh?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to bumping, questions vs dis ...

"...the newest forum entry is the one at the top, not the forum entry with the newest contribution."

Then how does this discussion keep bobbing to the top?

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No, there are two forums - one for technical questions and

by Deadly Ernest In reply to Have I missed something?

one for general discussions. now, it is possible for a general discussion to be started with a question, but it's still referred to as a discussion. Regulars do NOT answer tech questions in the discussion forum.

In the Questions forum you get to give a 'thumbs up' to the person, or persons, who help you solve the problem. Thus, questions about problems for solving go in the questions forum.

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