correlation between number of "bumps" and prestige of thread?

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Dr. Donkey said:
HAHA.. that's ingenious.

anyhow, what do you mean by "prestige" of a thread? are you referring to the # of views a thread has? if it's for # of views, i think that any thread with the word "harvard" or "official" in the title gets a huge bonus irrespective of their actual content.
 

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krelian said:
HAHA.. that's ingenious.

anyhow, what do you mean by "prestige" of a thread? are you referring to the # of views a thread has? if it's for # of views, i think that any thread with the word "harvard" or "official" in the title gets a huge bonus irrespective of their actual content.
Lol. That's true. Though I would also say that a thread with a topic more people can/will chime in on, the longer it stays around. So, all the ones for specific schools may find themselves buried at a higher rate than "what's the best MCAT prep course".
 

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Also, what about threads that are made sticky and no longer need to be bumped?
 

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Sorry for my ignorance....

but what is a bump? why do people write 'bump'?

Thanks.
 

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landrus said:
Sorry for my ignorance....

but what is a bump? why do people write 'bump'?

Thanks.
"Bump" as in "bumping" the thread to the front of the Forum/top of the list.
 

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I know we are pre-med, but do we really have to attach a title of "prestige" and calc a correlation for EVERYTHING.

No insult intended. :D
 

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scrappysurfer said:
I know we are pre-med, but do we really have to attach a title of "prestige" and calc a correlation for EVERYTHING.

No insult intended. :D
Haha... it seems to be ingrained in everything that we do. I can't help but notice my post count and wait for it to hit 500+ posts. I'm obsessed with numbers, even on SDN.
 

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moderators have the power I would think. just like Heman

UCLAstudent said:
Also, what about threads that are made sticky and no longer need to be bumped?
 

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scrappysurfer said:
I know we are pre-med, but do we really have to attach a title of "prestige" and calc a correlation for EVERYTHING.

No insult intended. :D

I think that this thread was started mocking exactly that phenomenon in this forum.
 

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Dr. Donkey said:
moderators have the power I would think. just like Heman
Right, but I was just wondering how a stickied thread relates in prestige to a bumped one. :D
 

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The thread search function is not that automatic. It would take a while for one to determine the number of "bumps" per thread. It would rather be time consuming to carry out such correlation study.
 
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I should have clarified that I meant a negative correlation. I suppose that my operational definition of "prestige" is the number of SDNers who are willing to be SEEN posting in a given thread. It seems as though there are some threads which are "beneath" many SDNers. Such undignified threads seem to have a lot of "bumps."
 

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PBMaxx said:
"Bump" as in "bumping" the thread to the front of the Forum/top of the list.
actually... bump stands for "Bring Up My Post" interesting enough...
 

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Are you sure? I though it stood for "Bum Underwear is Most Pleasant" in reference to the joy of wearing a thong.

virilep said:
actually... bump stands for "Bring Up My Post" interesting enough...