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Editing the titles of threads?

Discussion in 'Comments & Feedback' started by Black Panther, May 21, 2008.

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Should the Creator of a Thread Be Allowed to Edit the Title Indefinitely?

  1. Yes

    47 vote(s)
    88.7%
  2. No

    6 vote(s)
    11.3%
  1. Black Panther

    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    Just a thought but wouldn't it be more feasible if the OP were enabled to edit the title of the thread made?

    The first thing would be obvious spelling mistakes (ie the "Which video card is butter" thread which often surfaces for example :laugh:).

    Another reason would be that members might for example create a thread listing the symptom of their problem as the title, only to realise after reading the replies that it would have been better if they listed the particular hardware/software causing the problem which they hadn't known before reading the feedback given.

    Imo this would make the whole forum appear neater, more specific, enable better results for the search function and save work off our already busy mods for having to correct spelling mistakes or possibly amend thread titles themselves upon request of the OP.
     
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  2. PVTCaboose1337

    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

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    This has always been a problem and I don't think it needs to go on any longer. I agree. +1.
     
  3. panchoman

    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    Indubitably. It would be so wonderful if I could edit my thread titles so that grammar, punctuation, and spelling are flawless.
     
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  4. Polaris573

    Polaris573 Senior Moderator

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    It's fine with me.

    No single word posts panchoman, this includes "+2". I took the liberty of interpreting what you meant with your two character post and translating it for the rest of us.
     
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    Azazel New Member

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    i thought you could do that already :p

    +4
     
  6. panchoman

    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    my bad there polaris, terribly sorry

    oh a silly note, wouldn't +2 actually be 2 words? :p
     
  7. Polaris573

    Polaris573 Senior Moderator

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    No, it's not even really one word. Just an amalgamation of two mathematical symbols. Since when is two characters without a space separating them two words?

    Only for the first few minutes I believe.
     
  8. panchoman

    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    ah, you got me there, but if you expanded it, it would be "plus two", just like how lol would become "laugh out loud" :p
     
  9. Polaris573

    Polaris573 Senior Moderator

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    This thread is getting off track. PM or MSN me if you want to discuss grammar rules.
     
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    Azazel New Member

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    you two need to get laid...if you talk on msn about grammer... :p
     
  11. panchoman

    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    lol i didn't even realize that polaris had an msn lol :p azazel, i get laid plenty, dont worry :p

    anyway polaris, terrible sorry about the post, and sorry for that hijack there, was just messing around

    anyway back on track, i think this would be a great idea but i wonder if it might get abused
     
  12. Polaris573

    Polaris573 Senior Moderator

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    Next person off topic gets an infraction. I'm not kidding when I tell people to get back on topic. However, yes, if he actually wanted to continue discussing grammar with me on MSN..........
     
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    It's difficult to see where the abuse might occur.
    The title would be able to be changed only by the OP.
    Perhaps I'm naive but which OP will 'abuse' the same thread he created?

    Imo more unintentional abuse is created where the OP sees that the thread isn't getting the replies he needs because of miswording the title, and hence he opens another thread on the same topic but with the appropriate title this time.
     
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    Joshmcmillan New Member

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    Indubitably. It would be so wonderful if could edit my thread titles so that grammar, punctuation, and spelling are nearly flawless.

    plus five.
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    I agree with this...

    @BP maybe get with a mod and add a poll to make support for your question easy to see?

    @Polaris...is this request even feasable to do?
     
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    I am thinking there might be some abuse, just like with tags...
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    Again tho,as BP says, with your name being attatched to the thread being abused, arent you just getting in line for a whack from the stick?
     
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    Ya I can see someone getting banned for some else changing the thread to "ATI RULEZ INTEL SUX OMG"
     
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    You would think that only the owner of the thread could change it..
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    The request is that ONLY the OP and mods can have the ability to change the title tho! Just like editing your own txt in a post, but make it work for titles you have created as well.
     
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    O alright, just checking... that sounds fair.
     
  22. Polaris573

    Polaris573 Senior Moderator

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    Poll added.
     
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    I say why not. Would be kinda cool.
     
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    I think there is quite a consensus... 6 say yes. 0 say no. FTW?
     
  25. panchoman

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    i wonder if this poll will turn out unanimous
     

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