[SOLVED] Number of characters permitted in a thread title
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I don't think space (or what I think) really is the issue here (other than forum software settings versus screen estate) but people in general not giving finding fitting thread titles much thought. Then again I'm not the average user nor can I say anything authoritatively wrt these things but I'm sure that if a hundred unique LQ members or so file a bug report about this that it would warrant more attention.
The title of the thread doesn't have to include everything important about the question; it just needs to include enough so that the readers understand the general topic of the discussion, and can reasonably decide whether they might have the expertise to provide help in that area.
In other words, the main criterion I use when deciding which threads to click on is "do I know anything about this subject?" If I think I do, I'll check it out, if not, I'll pass on it. If the subject is too vague to tell, then it depends entirely on my mood at the time.
Speaking of which, the "through the cp command" part of the above is really the wrong way go about asking the question anyway. Unless you have some very specific reason for using that one command, it's generally better to simply state what you want to accomplish, and leave the how part of it to the discussion itself. Quite often the best solution will have nothing to do with the method the OP thinks should be used.