Must we title every post?

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Must we title every post?

Post by i☆ » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:11 pm

When we post a reply to a forum comment, every time we must either
(1) supply a title
(2) the automated system takes the first five words or so and makes it the title.

Couldn't the admins make a title optional, or at least put a more reasonable default? Example: make "Re:" the title if none is supplied. It often seems unnecessary to summarize my posts when they are only a couple of sentences in length anyway.

Please let me know what you think.

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Post by Warxas » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:28 pm

Good idea, I personally just put a - when I can't think of what to write.

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Post by i☆ » Thu Dec 09, 2010 11:31 pm

Lol nice idea.



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re: Must we title every post?

Post by c۞g » Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:53 am

Sure helps keep the conversation flowing on topic ...

Also, wasn't it recently discussed and *agreed* to use the @ sign when replying to a particular member, especially in deep rooted replies?

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Post by charrox » Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:39 am

good suggestion saves time in typing. :-)

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Post by Objective Zero » Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:39 pm

I think I might start putting something like [url= t=_self]@knowurknol[/url] instead of just putting no title.

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Must we title every post?

Post by phantazm » Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:19 pm

I tend to become somewhat lengthy, so in my case a title is always a good idea.

In general, I think titles are useful; both threads and posts...

Remember, a forum thread is read "twice": First when the thread is alive and active.
Thereafter, it is read again and again, countless times. Overview is a lot easier,
as long as the thread still lives. Later it's usually quite hard...

So, I do think that titles makes sense. If I should wish something, I'll suggest that
WOTs auto title algorithm should try to use a complete sentence,
in stead of offering only a fixed number of characters...

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RE: Must we title every post?

Post by DeanC_UK » Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:01 am

The solution we implemented:
  • If you're replying using the quick reply at the bottom of a topic the default subject will be "RE: <topic title>"
  • If you're replying to a comment directly the subject will be "RE: <comment title">. The exception here is that if the comment you're replying to already has "RE:" then it'll just copy the comment's title into your comment.
  • If you enter a comment subject yourself it will use it of course
  • If you enter no subject, it will work as before taking the first x characters
Have fun.

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Peanutbutter sticks to the roof of my mouth!

Post by The Shadow » Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:24 pm

No, but it does save on a lot of confusion. :D

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