The hottakes thread was out of control and most of the content was trash. It, itself, being an idpol thread. It was allowed to exist far longer than it should havfe, imo.
To me, bumplocking is justifiable if the thread in question is semi-related to the board or semi-deserves to be on it. Take a thread that belongs on a different board but is still elftist related, or, a thread that might belong in a general; Such as a duplicate USApol thread. That would be a good use of the bump lock feature. But having a thread that is totally irrelevant to the board or just random spam or some shit needs to be deleted, obviously. Or if there are many duplicates of a thread. You don't want the board to look static and unchanging. You want us to look alive, cause, well, we are.