Forum message titles should always be specific to content


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  1. mas90guru

    mas90guru Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am not a big fan of allowing community members to start posts with non-descript or misleading titles.

    In my opinion if the title of the original post doesn't accurately reflect the content then it should be sent back to the OP to rework and until then it should be gone.

    I'm really tired of being tricked into clicking on messages because the post title is vague or misleading.

    Some examples of inappropriate message titles might be:

    Oh My Gosh
    You won't believe this


    There are dozens of others that people seem to love to start and imho it diminishes the look of the forums to have that floating around.

    .02

    http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid-x/149466-ive-realized.html

    http://androidforums.com/support-troubleshooting-droid-x/149243-ok-wtf.html

    http://androidforums.com/support-troubleshooting-droid-x/148213-another-android-newbie.html

    http://androidforums.com/support-troubleshooting-droid-x/147988-stupid-question-but-how.html

    http://androidforums.com/support-troubleshooting-droid-x/146588-i-dont-know-about-phone.html

    http://androidforums.com/support-troubleshooting-droid-x/146897-am-i-missing-something.html

    http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid-x/144865-am-i-nuts.html
     

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  2. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to. VIP Member

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  3. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Well-Known Member

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    I don't see those kind of thread titles in other subforums nearly as much as I do in the Lounge, and I think people are making such wonky titles because it's the Lounge, and they feel the rules are a little looser in here for that kind of thing. But I'm with you, I want to know what the thread is about before clicking on it.
     
  4. SoFLO

    SoFLO Guest

    You can always just hover over the thread title before you click it and get a brief preview of its content.
     
  5. Pryomancer

    Pryomancer Well-Known Member

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    Ok.
     
  6. ashykat

    ashykat Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that's what I do. There are definitely rules on forums, but when things get too strict people leave. It's a fine line I'd say. I don't typically have a lot of issues in this forum, save for the ridiculous amount of iphone related threads. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

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    <-- Is thinking about changing the title of this thread to "So who else thinks...."

    :D
     
  8. VegasOnAcid

    VegasOnAcid Well-Known Member

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    Only thing that bothers me about them, is some duplicate threads get made cause the original thread has a spotty title.
     
  9. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to. VIP Member

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    This would be funny. ;)
     
  10. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member

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    I agree with the OP.
     
  11. Tangent

    Tangent Well-Known Member

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    If you still can't get people to do that for email subject lines, hoping that the average forum goon will is a little bit of a pipe dream. :p
     
  12. SB13X

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