I'm currently selling one of my characters. I figured I'd dispense with being coy and just link the sale thread (I'll remove the Eve-board link when the sale is complete, to help out the new owner). However, this is really just context for the real point.
One of the rules within the Eve Character Bazaar is that you cannot "bump" your post more than once a day. Posts that have recent replies appear closer to the top than posts which do not, and by limiting every original poster (OP) to one "bump" post, the ISD team is trying to keep things fair. And that makes sense... if every character for sale posts every 10 minutes, it would be impossible for buyers to navigate the forum.
But CCP never states what, exactly, a "bump" is. When I hear "bump", I think of a post by the OP meant primarily to push the post back to the top of the heap. But what about when you receive some bids via Evemail and others in the forum thread? In my case, I posted each of the bids in different posts (they came in at different times) so they would appear in sequence to show the bid progression.
In my mind, these posts weren't bumps, since I was providing critical information to keep bidders informed about the current high bid and how many bidders were involved. I was, in effect, a proxy for the Evemail bids. Without alerting the other bidders of the bids they're competing against, I'd be wasting their time by letting them operate on old information. It was the same role as an auctioneer announcing online bids competing with in-person bidders, for instance.
Apparently, this is a big no-no, and my thread was locked. And that's fine, but the situation could have easily been avoided if the rules were clear about what constitutes a "bump". If the rule is, in fact, that the OP can only post once per day regardless of content, then they should clearly state so to save everyone's time.
In communication, specificity is everything.