Allow MT Button to "Bump " thread when being added to "My Threads" queue
In a time before the "MT" button the only way to add a thread to "My Threads" queue was by commenting inside the thread. Often this would take the form of a simple "mt" comment indicating you were interested in following the thread for whatever reason. This also had the side effect of bumping the thread and bringing it back to the top of the board, thus bringing it to the attention of more users.
With the introduction of the MT button this has all but died on PT, with the exception of the occasional nod in the form of an "Olde School MT" post indicating the thread is of sufficient quality to bump the thread without contributing.
If the MT button also bumped a thread when it was added to the My Threads queue threads that lurkers find interesting could continue to get exposure without having to make a post in thread.
The MT button should only bump a thread once when the thread is first added to the my threads queue. if this is allowed to bump a thread more than once it WILL be abused, and likely result in chaos.
We don’t fundamentally agree with this idea, as it breaks the paradigm of our forums and makes it more technically complicated (aka slower) to query the list of most recent conversations. We believe posts should be “bumped” only when new content is posted. Having them mysteriously move up without new content would be confusing. Preventing abuse would be hard. However, we’ll leave this suggestion open to see if it garners additional votes and comments.