Please forgive my ignorance for the following if it's A.) been discussed before (the forum is difficult to search for a word like 'bump') or B.) bumps are not counted in post counts.
I just looked through a thread that someone posted requesting an invite a few months ago, and they have subsequently bumped it every day or two since then, for a total of 62 consecutive bumps. Why does T-I allow this frequent (excessive?) bumping?
I've seen a few giveaways that require a certain post count, e.g. "200 posts" to qualify. It seems to me that the most effective way for a person to increase their post count is to make a request that will not be easily fulfilled, and then bump it ad infinitum every few days. Are there no rules governing this? Perhaps I just didn't see them, but it seems broken to me.
It also means that potentially quality posts get buried under threads that people have no interest in but are being bumped to the top by the OP over and over again.