Why Can't We Edit Thread Titles?

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  1. iGary Guest

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    I can do this at a lot of the photography forums I visit - why not MR?

    Seems a pain in the arse to have to get a moderator to change a messed up title...
     
  2. Caitlyn macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. I'd love to have that feature added to MR functionality. :)
     
  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yeah, all the other forums I frequent allow you to do this.
     
  4. rdowns Suspended

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    I agree, should be able to edit thread titles.

    You have time to visit other forums too?
     
  5. iGary thread starter Guest

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    I'm a loser without a cause, what can I say? :D
     
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    You just can't Queeny, alright? *huff*door slam*
     
  7. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    It would be useful....
    Lets picket in front of Arn's house.
     
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    I'm there.

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    It would also be helpful in the marketplace to have everyone change their title to show when something is sold.
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think we should not be able to edit our own thread titles, but we should each get another member and be allowed to edit *their* thread titles.

    I so want to be iGary's thread title changer.

    :D

    Seriously, though, if it won't cause chaos in terms of using it in the Marketplace to subvert bumping rules, and vB allows it, I too think it would be good. Especially for those people *cough cough* who make really unintuitive thread titles.
     
  12. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I've always wondered this myself, would be a good thing to have.:)
     
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    I think it should of been in place since editing was introduced. Every other forum I visit has it enable so it would be a plus to MR.



    Bless
     
  14. MacFan25863 macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, we should be able to change it. Nothing worse than submitting your thread only to see you spelled a word in the title wrong.
     
  15. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I thought we could edit thread titles. :confused:

    If you edit your first post, does that not allow you to change the title? :confused:
     
  16. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Nope... the way things are set up now, if you edit the first post topic, it changes the topic of the post within the thread but not the thread.,
     
  17. Lau Guest

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    No, I think it lets you change the bold title at the top of your first post, but it doesn't change the title listed on the main page.

    I'd like to be able to edit titles. The only reason I can see for not being able to edit them would be that someone could change the title dramatically which could be confusing when you see it later, but that pales into insignificance compared to how annoyed I'd be if I had a typo in my thread title. ;) Also, I like the idea of being able to say "SOLD" in a Marketplace title, or "SOLVED" in a help thread, whilst still keeping it open for comments if need be.
     
  18. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Oh, shows how much I pay attention. :D :eek:
     
  19. arn macrumors god

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    ok, I just changed it so you can.

    don't abuse it!

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  20. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Cool. Thanks arn! :)

    Now iGary needs to edit this thread title to read, "Why Can't We Edit Thread Titles? (Solved)." :D
     
  21. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    Wow, if Steve and Jonothan were even only half as attentive as you (as in listening to what people want and then actually giving it to them), then the world would be a better place for all of us.

    Thanks, Arn!

    By the way, I take it that only the thread starter can change the thread title, and not just anyone?
     
  22. arn macrumors god

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    yep, of course... :)

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  23. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    We should be able to edit other member's posts; that would be lots of fun! :p ;)
     
  24. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    Oh man, I can totally see that! But while it would be fun, it would also very much bring chaos to Mac Rumors. Maybe that very fact would make it to reddit or digg? Would be funny as hell, yeah... :D
     
  25. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    Question. Would changing the title bump the thread?

    Because then I could see this easily abused, especially in the market place...
     
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