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TomB-R

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Is there any way of encouraging more descriptive topic titles?
« on: October 13, 2014, 11:32:55 PM »

Recently we've had
"Advice please"
"Local players"
"Melodeon question"

It would surely be more helpful if folks could be encouraged to make their topic titles more descriptive.
I guess mods could change them, but they do enough already, and may be reluctant to do so.

Is there any sort of reminder, or minimum word limit, in the forum software that could be used?

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Re: Is there any way of encouraging more descriptive topic titles?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2014, 03:58:10 AM »

My pet hate is "session in the Bull tomorrow", generally to click and find it is 300 miles away.

i guess the best route to meaningful titles would be peer pressure, eg that it becomes "all right" to criticise poor titles in a reply "please consider changing title to … in the Bull, Scilly Isles" ;)

A member bemoaned a grammatical error/typo in one of mine yesterday. I simply changed it
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Re: Is there any way of encouraging more descriptive topic titles?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2014, 07:00:11 AM »

Slightly off topic, but what annoys me apart from the OP is not giving you a rough location.
 It's been covered before I know.
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Re: Is there any way of encouraging more descriptive topic titles?
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2014, 07:39:39 AM »

Be asking for an end to thread drift next.

I have a feeling that vague titles tend to be associated with newer members, although I've not researched that.
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Re: Is there any way of encouraging more descriptive topic titles?
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2014, 07:59:38 AM »

Chris - having been to the pubs in the Scillies, I remember the Bishop and Wolf, and the Mermaid but not the Bull.
Are you confusing it with Ambridge?
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I take the point though. I too have been caught like it, clicking on a topic only to discover it's the other end of the country. A location always helps.
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