It does clear things up. However while it encourages the addition of more content and expenditure of creative energies it also seems a bit counter intuitive to the purpose of the very forum its supposed to aid. I understand that it was put in place to prevent individuals from keeping their specific thread up at the top of a page without a need to edit and clarify their game ideas and I fully agree with that. The policy totally works for members coming from other communities where such things are considered normal. It doesnt work for people like me though.
Let me try to elaborate. As games open and close those threads tend to be in a constantly changing state which is IMO a significant change in the grand scheme of looking for games threads.
Time between bumps can also be a large factor. For example, on average mine gets bumped every 1-3 months due to a flux in open/closed games, added story ideas/characters, or general state of desires to play certain archetypes in stories (sometimes but rarely all three). I personally can not see a problem with a game thread being bumped with no changes after a month long period, thats not flooding the games wanted section.
Dont get me wrong here, Im not saying that anyone should be able to bump a looking for games thread at any time when no changes have been made. That would be stupid.
What I am suggesting is bumping within reason be considered, basing what is within reason through a measurement of real life time, flux of open/closed games, or both.
I hope all that made sense.