On certain categories it makes sense to bump old topics automatically on a regular basis.
On buying/selling categories in can make sense to regularly bump visibility while a topic is open and item is still on sale.
In #support categories it may make sense to bump old topics in case they were forgotten
Till now the only way to raise visibility was to “edit” the last post of a topic or post a
Both of these solutions are not ideal.
We just added a new category setting called:
Number of open topics to automatically bump daily. By default it is set to 0 and no automatic bumping happens. However, you can turn the number up (on meta with set it to 3 on #support).
What does it do?
IF there exists an non-closed, visible, non-archived, non category description and non-pinned topic that was bumped less than 24 hours ago.
We will look for N oldest bumped topic and bump it to the front page. The process will bump a maximum of 1 topic every 15 minutes and it is rate limited so we only do N per day. (you set N)