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Old 04-05-05, 09:35 PM   #1
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Why can't you edit titles to threads?

It seems like this would be a good feature to have, as I have noticed many typos on thread titles or a thread title could be edited for more a approprite title for the content. I frequently make typos, and there is no way to edit them in a thread title.

Can we enable this as an option? Joe? Mods?

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Old 04-05-05, 09:38 PM   #2
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Old 04-05-05, 09:42 PM   #3
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That was because you were in a drug induced haze, not because of a typo.
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Yeh it would be a good option! Not sure why you cant, there must be a reason.
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Old 04-06-05, 02:15 AM   #5
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It seems like this would be a good feature to have, as I have noticed many typos on thread titles or a thread title could be edited for more a approprite title for the content.
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Polls also. When people make polls they misspell words but can't go back to change their mistakes. It would be a good option if you could edit your thread title etc.
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Old 04-06-05, 10:19 AM   #6
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I say leave it, force people to look at their own post for just a second before posting. But then again I just realized if someone is going to spell 'loose' for 'lose' they ain't going to notice. Oh well.
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Old 04-07-05, 04:15 PM   #7
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Anyone? Bueller, Bueller?

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i understand being able to change typos. but what if someone changed the title completely on a thread? wouldn't that make it hard to locate, and it would be confusing to be subscribed to threads one day that have a different title the next day.

i don't think anyone would abuse it, but potentially it might be a problem. or not...i have no idea.
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Old 04-08-05, 01:00 PM   #11
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i understand being able to change typos. but what if someone changed the title completely on a thread? wouldn't that make it hard to locate, and it would be confusing to be subscribed to threads one day that have a different title the next day.

i don't think anyone would abuse it, but potentially it might be a problem. or not...i have no idea.
There probably should be a time limit... like an hour after you create a thread, you can edit it. That way, if you see a typo, you can change it. By the time the hour expires, even if they've changed the title completely, hopefully not too many people will have responded to that thread, so it won't be so bad if the title's completely changed.

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Old 04-09-05, 12:28 PM   #13
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Just PM a mod to request it be corrected. I made a format error on one of the rare threads I started. Noted it in my post through the edit function, and it was fixed.

Structure should remain the domain of the mods. But communication with them might help.
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If the MODS are happy to take many many PM's and spend all there time changing titles ect. then so be it. But it would be easier to make it so that you could change the title, within a certain time like Koffee said.
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Any new progress? Joe, koffee, mods?
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I don't think it's going to happen. BUT if you do see a typo, PM a mod. We can make changes anytime.

Do you all want us to fix typos at will if we see them anyway?

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Old 05-20-05, 07:41 AM   #23
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Do you all want us to fix typos at will if we see them anyway?
Well, if we could edit the titles, you [moderators] wouldn't have to do all the tedious work of editing the many title typos.
It was just a though to make things a little better around here, thats all. But if you don't go for it, then hey.
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I think it's a matter of the coding and if it can be coded into the website. I just don't know if that's possible. That's why for now, it will have to be up to the mods. It would be nice if you all can do it, but if that option can't be coded in, we have to just make do with what we can do.

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On one of the boards I belong to, we can edit anything in our posts at any time, including title. Very rarely does anyone completely change the title of the thread.

On another board, we can only edit our posts within 2 hours of initially posting it.

I'm for users being able to edit thread titles, if possible, to make it easier for them to note that new information is in the thread (for example, adding *UPDATED* to end of original title).

But if it can't be added in, software-wise, I understand.
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