this site is really difficult to register for. what does 'bump this thread' mean anyway?
My apologies for the inconvenience. The registration process is setup this way in order to help block all the spammers from being able to wreak havoc on HHC. Lots of spam bots have been targetting HHC, so we had to put up additional defenses.
To "bump" a thread is basically to post a very short message which sends the thread/discussion back up to the top of the list of most recently active threads. I'm using "bump" generally to mean in regards to posting a very quick message instead of posting a longer introduction thread (some members prefer to introduce themselves and others prefer just to "bump" this thread, either way works to unlock the rest of the forums for your account).
New users are kindly reminded that spamming of (non-personal/business) external links in this forum (posts or sigs) is strictly not tolerated. If you are offering a service, kindly create a new thread in the Services to Offer board. No links are allowed in the Introductions board.
First time offenders will be banned for one month, repeat offenders will be permanently banned. Moderators' decision is final and no appeal will be entertained.