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Old Mar 25, 2013, 01:57 AM   #1
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Hi, this is handled awfully bad in these forums. Especially on a tech website, it's of very little help if people post threads titled "WTF is happening??!" or "Needing sum help here...".

I was once reprimanded for giving a one word reply to someone's thread. I just don't get how you can be so anal about such things while its totally okay to use absolutely pointless titles that aren't related to the thread's topic in any way.

For one, it makes using the search function unnecessarily cumbersome. Besides, it looks just awful. When I visit these forums today, I almost always have a picture in my head of a room crowded with kids, each one repeatedly shouting out a different line, for instance "OMG YOU GOTTA READ THIS", "WTF IS GOIN ON???", "APPLE'S DOOMED", and so on and so forth. Once you get closer to any of them, they will eventually start talking to you (figuratively for the thread's first post).

Seriously, get a grip on it now.
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Old Mar 25, 2013, 07:36 AM   #2
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Old Mar 25, 2013, 07:37 AM   #3
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We do routinely edit "NEED HELP NOW" type thread titles, but we obviously don't see them all. If you see such a thread, report it and give us a better suggestion for a title. Odds are we will edit it.

When I do this, I often leave the original title and add my clarification in square brackets.

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