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Things Not To Put In A Topic Title

Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:49 pm
by Songdog
This is (hopefully) not like the Etiquette guide, which is more directed at behavior.

-Don't put weird symbols in the topic title to make it look fancy: ....~~\|/Whoot\|/~~....
-Putting "Plz Read!" in your topic title is annoying
-Don't make a title that says "Please Read" (hypocritically I did this once when I really had no other idea for a topic name)
-CAPS LOCK OF DOOM
- Putting "Very Important!" as the title is not helpful
-Spelling things incorrectly is a no no(honestly, it's the topic title, the one thing you want to spell check)
-A topic titled as "Question" is incredibly unspecific
-Chatspeak in a title=fail
-Make sure your title is relevant to the topic
-Don't post leaving or quitting topics

...anyway. What do you guys think? Do you have any more thoughts on this?

Re: Things Not To Put In A Topic Title

Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:19 pm
by Whitefang2331
I cant think of any more right now, I think you pretty much covered it all but if I come up with something Ill be sure to post. :)

I think this should be stickied like the Etiquette Guide.

Re: Things Not To Put In A Topic Title

Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:54 pm
by valkea
You can add this if you want.


-Just random letters..please don't.


I've never seen someone do this,but just in case.

Re: Things Not To Put In A Topic Title

Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:46 pm
by sora
heres a few

"this is probably a bad question but..."
incredibly unspecific

having the title so long that it doesnt fit such as

"blah blah blah wuestion about this and wolfque"

Re: Things Not To Put In A Topic Title

Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:58 pm
by Oogeepatogoa
good rules here

Re: Things Not To Put In A Topic Title

Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:24 am
by sora
perhaps a sticky SD?

also the title not having anything to do with the topic
EX

title: pancakes
post: talk about waffles here

Re: Things Not To Put In A Topic Title

Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 7:18 am
by valkea
Or..

-Threatening titles don't help.

Re: Things Not To Put In A Topic Title

Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:13 am
by Midnight Snow
You forgot to say that using the title "HELP!!!oneoneeleven11!" is never appreciated, even without the numbers <.<

And yes, I vote for a sticky. Once again.


-Midnight Snow

Re: Things Not To Put In A Topic Title

Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:02 pm
by Fangs of Fire
Putting lot of !!!!!!!!!!!/?????????? doesn't quite help.

Re: Things Not To Put In A Topic Title

Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:04 pm
by Xo-Hope-oX
I agree with them all and with fangys aswell

Re: Things Not To Put In A Topic Title

Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:24 pm
by Songdog
Sticky? Alright >> -stickied- If another mod doesn't want this stickied then, er, unsticky it? (can you unsticky something?)

Is funny whenever I see topics with those titles. They pop up and I think "Some one didn't read the memo. o.o "

Re: Things Not To Put In A Topic Title

Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:48 pm
by Whitefang2331
Oh I thought of one to add, topics with every other letter capitalized or just random letters capitalized. "pAy AtTeNtIoN tO mY tOpIc" Its very annoying, like the random symbols. Ive never seen a topic like that but I have seen pack names like that so it would only be a matter of time before someone tried to make a topic title that way. (Good question, can something be unstickied? :lol: )

Re: Things Not To Put In A Topic Title

Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:23 pm
by king1-7
Thanks for posting this. I'm guilty of a few things on there. ^^" I don't put much thought into the title of a thread, just the content of the post.

Re: Things Not To Put In A Topic Title

Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:46 pm
by Twilight12343
Haha, I'm guilty of some... but those are old topics anyway... <.<;;;;;

Thanks SD! 8D

Re: Things Not To Put In A Topic Title

Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:51 pm
by tasmanian_tiger
those are good rules :)