I more or less got the answer I anticipated. Thanks everyone for humoring me. Don't worry, I won't be bumping anything.
I get why there's no bumping, and believe me I approve and support no bumping here.
I probably already know the answer, but I was wondering though about older posts.
Say you haven't been around for a month? Or three? Or six? There's entirely new crowds of people and your post has fallen off into a forum black whole. If you knew that you weren't going to bump the thread again for another three months would it be alright to bring it back into cycle?
Don't get me wrong, I can make the updates and changes to make it legitimate. Happy to. But if I could possibly utilize this much more convenient method once every dog's age I thought it was worth the simple task of asking.
Knowing is half the battle.