I don't see the LSF as primarily a jobs board, as perhaps some other people do. I see the jobs boards as something we did to divert those posts from the content-filled areas of the forum. The LSF software is pretty inadequate as a jobs board, and so rewards people for posting daily content that isn't of interest to forum members. (I use 'inspires discussion' as a proxy for interest, since I don't have anything else.) I'd rather not make it such that every active creator has to go and tend to their thread like that every day - to me, it seems to be an unproductive activity that doesn't add anything to the forum.Ryuno wrote: ↑Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:57 amI can see no benefit whatsoever from limiting bumps filled with content in their appropriate zones. I personally only bump when I'm free for new gigs and that helps because as soon as a potential client sees me bumping, they can message me knowing that I am still alive and have used a computer in the past few moments. Being able to know an adequate freelancer is active is vital information for an developer, and this whole thing puts it behind them checking potentially several pages of others due to a two month wait period. It sounds preposterous for anyone with a job or other responsibilities to have to consciously wait two months to bump a thread, while having whatever quantity of content available.
I checked, and 2 months is on the first page for all the forums save the art one, where it's on the second page. Asking people to check two pages doesn't seem like a big deal to me.
Note that editing your thread is fine, and if people want to go and change the title of their thread every day to read [Looking 2018-01-23], I'd be fine with that. I just don't think bumps are the right way to organize that forum, as I don't want people to be rewarded for being the person that can bump fastest.
I don't think it would come to this, and treating the LSF as a community rather than a jobs board should make such things even less acceptable. I'd hope that people would refuse to do business with people who use alt accounts like this.It is also begging for more alt accounts to show up on the forum for the sole purpose of bumping such threads, to which the moderation team will have little control over unless you start vetting everybody coming in the forum.