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"Bump" message

  1. Nov 4, 2014 #1

    DrClaude

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    Some unanswered threads get a bump from Greg with the message
    I suggest that a note be added to the message saying that it was generated automatically, as it seems to cause confusion among some OPs.
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2014
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  3. Nov 4, 2014 #2

    davenn

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    agreed
     
  4. Nov 4, 2014 #3
    Can you link me to some threads where there is some confusion? Thanks!
     
  5. Nov 4, 2014 #4

    phinds

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    Greg, even without confusion I suggest a change in the wording that maintains your content but makes it clear that the message is auto-generated. Something like.

    The forum software has noticed that you have not received any answers yet. Perhaps you can provided additional information to clarity you question.

    Personally, I just think it looks a bit cheesy to have an automated message that gives the appearance that you are giving personal attention to the post.
     
  6. Nov 4, 2014 #5
    Perhaps, but the goal is to get the best chance the OP will return and revise/add-to their message. If a faux personal message works then that is best. I have gotten a lot of positive responses, but I understand your point and am open to revising the message.
     
  7. Nov 4, 2014 #6

    phinds

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    Well, it's your call and you might be right that a fake personalized message is more likely to accomplish that.
     
  8. Nov 4, 2014 #7
    Ultimately I don't want any automated message. I wish that all threads receive some response.
     
  9. Nov 4, 2014 #8

    phinds

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    Yep, I agree w/ that.
     
  10. Nov 4, 2014 #9

    RonL

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    The way you have the point system set up, makes me feel more invited to be someone extending that first contact, just hope I can project the feeling of sincerity in everyone I answer.:)
     
  11. Nov 4, 2014 #10
    I've got a good compromise..How about below the automated message you put in a statement (in a smaller font and italicized and in quotes) that reads, "I'm Greg Bernhardt and I approve this auto-post"
     
  12. Nov 7, 2014 #11

    DrClaude

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    I took me time to find one, but here is an example:
    From the "Hi Greg," it seems that he thinks it is a personal message from you.
     
  13. Nov 7, 2014 #12

    Rocket50

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    I didn't even know it was automated!
     
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