Let's focus on your issue. If that resolved your problem, can you mark this as resolved so everyone knows? Did this solve your problem? Did you find a solution in one of the links and/or code posted on this page?
As far as bumping goes, yeah, the polite option is the better one. That's almost always the case. You slowly sink into oblivion if you move off the front pages and no one sees fit to respond. That's the way forums work; that's your peers telling you something. No response to your original post means that no one wants to take the time. You could reword your request, post back with the results of your experimentation, update with research you've done to solve your problem, tell about the search terms you've entered to find your own answer, but otherwise just wait. We don't all only look at page one of the forum.