Currently, the homepage of community.rstudio.com sorts posts by those with the most recent activity.
Some people, who haven't received a satisfactory reply after some time -- or any reply -- there is an urge reply to one's own topic to bump it back up to the top of the Latest list.
In general, this is considered impolite.
A few issues:
- What do we want to call this? Honestly, the first thought that came to my mind was "Orphan Bumping", but that just doesn't sound right.
- I feel there are situations where it's okay to reply to one's own orphan topic. For example, replying with additional information or an update on one's progress. Replying with a solution. None of that should be discouraged. In fact, we could maybe make the policy such that people who'd otherwise reply with no additional progress know that they should return with something. Not sure who to explain that.
- In a bit of a rush writing this so not written all that well. Converting to wiki.