Vague thread titles aren't helping

Vague thread titles aren't helping

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    Vague thread titles aren't helping

    It seems more and more there are vague thread titles here. I see them regularly over on the high road, now DC is getting polluted with them.

    Things like "I can't believe this" or "Did you see this" really shouldn't be thread titles.

    Make the title relevant, save the commentary for the body of the message. Save us all a lot of time and let us only read the threads that might interst us.

    Please.

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    I'm with you on this point. They do make for a tedious rundown.
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    +1. Relevant thread titles will also help those searching for info in the future. I personally limit my searches to subject only because I don't like searching through a mult-page thread to find my word mentioned once.
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    I agree.

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    It's almost as aggravating as multiple postings of the same story. I think the 18 year old mother in Oklahoma story was posted at least 6 times. If your going to post a story, check to see if it is already running. There are no prizes given for being the first to post a story.
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    Archer51, I agree!! Did you notice, depending upon which news was running the story, her age ran all the way from 14 and up? Also, I agree with the OP, it's so aggravating to read some fancy title, that some idiot posted, just to be first in line, he thinks, as well as being something sensational, like the National Enquirer. Make the title fit the subject.

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    I also agree. Which is why, as a mod, I will often change vague thread titles (ESPECIALLY in scenario threads)... nothing is more frustrating than clicking on some boring thread because of some vague title and, worse, clicking on it again because there's another vague thread and you can't distinguish the two.

    One day we had four "what would you do" threads running at the same time. That's when I decided enough was enough. If I see a vague thread title you can pretty much expect it to be changed.

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    I agree.
    Thread titles decide if I click the thread or not while scrolling through the active topics.

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    How about titles like:

    "I'm so mad..."

    "Is this legal...?"

    "Self-defense"

    "A bear walks into a bar.."


    But yeah, I get what you are saying. I guess my pet peeve is lack of use of the function. If one can Google, one can use the search function...give 5 minutes to research before posting a thread that starts out "chambered/unchambered...loaded/unloaded....IWB/OWB....open carry or CC...spare mag or no spare mag.....tastes great/less filling....9mm vs 45 (or vs .40)...SIG vs Glock....1911 vs everything else....What kind of EBR should I get?...etc"
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    Agreed!

    I hate vague, or worse... misleading, thread titles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIGguy229 View Post
    How about titles like:

    "I'm so mad..."

    "Is this legal...?"

    "Self-defense"

    "A bear walks into a bar.."


    But yeah, I get what you are saying. I guess my pet peeve is lack of use of the function. If one can Google, one can use the search function...give 5 minutes to research before posting a thread that starts out "chambered/unchambered...loaded/unloaded....IWB/OWB....open carry or CC...spare mag or no spare mag.....tastes great/less filling....9mm vs 45 (or vs .40)...SIG vs Glock....1911 vs everything else....What kind of EBR should I get?...etc"
    Let me join in with total agreement on the use of the search function. Using it might, I said might eliminate the monthly polls on the usual topics by new members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zepoll View Post
    Agreed!

    I hate vague, or worse... misleading, thread titles.


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    Quote Originally Posted by limatunes View Post
    I also agree. Which is why, as a mod, I will often change vague thread titles (ESPECIALLY in scenario threads)... nothing is more frustrating than clicking on some boring thread because of some vague title and, worse, clicking on it again because there's another vague thread and you can't distinguish the two.

    One day we had four "what would you do" threads running at the same time. That's when I decided enough was enough. If I see a vague thread title you can pretty much expect it to be changed.
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    I think a lot of this is, or can be partially, attributed to the use of iPhones and similar devices. Also, these same users tend to use lousy, if any at all, punctuation in their sentence structure. I guess maybe its keyboard function limitations?
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