HarleyEarl

Topic Titles

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HarleyEarl    1

I find most forum Topic Titles are so long. It's like the whole story is in the title. Hard to read at a glance.

Could we go with an unwritten rule keeping it to 5 words or less in the main title and subtitle?

Think of what newspapers and magazines do with their titles.

Just an idea.

What do you think?

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HarleyEarl    1

Here's an example:

Topic Title in long form:

It Appears that Senator Hillary Clinton has chosen for her running mate for Vice President, Her Husband, former President, Bill Clinton

A possible edited version:

Hillary Clinton

Picks Bill As Running Mate

Edited by HarleyEarl

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Croc    264

I don't think there should be a "rule" per se, but I would agree some people go overboard with thread titles. That said, many are copy/pasted article headlines reposted/quoted here, and I don't know how comfortable I'd be with re-titling other authors' articles to shorten title length on here.

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wildcat    0

If you're speaking of stories from the press, I think it should match the original title - that way it helps eliminate double-posting. Also, I strongly believe that no one should re-title stories with their own opinion/slant to the headline. And I also strongly object to a few select recent examples that were misleading - look in the Buick section.

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ocnblu    719
Well, I had a 14-page dissertation all typed up and ready to go on this subject, but decided to $h!can it at the last moment.

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Haha...funky keyboard move to get the tilde, eh?

Not really, I have a program that allows me to type in German, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, etc. It transform my keyboard into those keyboards. I do switch to the German keyboard the most though, because of where I am.

Edited by Pontiac Custom-S

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HarleyEarl    1

Look, it's not a criminal offense to have a really long title that is hard to read.

It was just an idea to make the Topic Title page easier and faster to read.

And I don't advocate a hard and fast rule.

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LosAngeles    2

I'm more concerned that topics that belong elsewhere in this forum go elsewhere in this forum.

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FUTURE_OF_GM    26
Well, I had a 14-page dissertation all typed up and ready to go on this subject, but decided to $h!can it at the last moment.

Wow! With that kind of planning and ROI, GM will be beating down your door to offer you a job in no time!

:D

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