If a thread is going to sink from the first page of a column, in order to catch more people's attention, I reply the post by myself so that the thread will appear on the top again. I see some Chinese guys usually reply " bump" or "up" , one word only, in their posts in English forums.
Q1: Is " bump" or " up" the appropriate English expression for such a case?
Q2: Is it a faux pas in the view of most Westerners? I hardly visit other English-oriented BBS except this so far so I am curious.
Well, here's another thread of mine, which was posted many days ago. It has been merged by other new threads since no one answers it any more. But my new answer let it appear on the first paper of this column now. So it will catch more forumites' attention, won't it?
The usual practice is to post bump but if you are a mod you don't have to do that.
RonBee, thank you!
Does " up" sound weird for native English speakers ? Actually, I saw most Chinese guys use this word.
RonBee, thank you again.