So if anyone want to make a genuine post on a forum that hasn't had any comments for a few days, then we are discouraged to do this ....is this what everyone is saying?
Does that not go against the grain of what a forum is actually for or have i got it all wrong?
Its dependent on the topic. The word bumping usually only comes into play is if its done for either selfish reasons or reasons to just bring back up something negative that happened in the past, or just to re-raise an argument, and not for the good of the community.
You bumped this topic to defend Kendra when probably she would have rather have let the topic die.
By you bumping the topic it means the negative posts towards her come back and people will post more, which means your goal was fruitless and actually counter productive.
If for example I bumped the two girl appointment with a brand new post saying IP seems to be retiring and she is lovely I would be considered a git by all involved as it was an inflammatory topic
If I bumped in the "Who do you wish was working again topic" to say IP is retiring she is lovely I would be considered just offering a post to the community.