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Old 12-14-2005, 11:03 PM   #1
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thread title not updated when edited


not that i really mind.. but..
when u select to edit a thread (that you started), theres a field to edit the thread title. you can change this and it will change as the title of the post but not the title of your thread... just giving heads up, if this isnt working right.

hmm.. i guess i see somewhat now. there are 2 'titles'.. 1 that the thread starter made, which will show up in forum thread list, and another which will show at the top of every post in every thread, which that specific poster can edit and make.

i think you should set it up so that if the thread started changes the title, it changes for that post and the thread.
 
Old 12-14-2005, 11:16 PM   #2
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Only the mods or Jeremy can edit the title for the main page.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 12:01 AM   #3
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main page? hmm, i wasnt referring to the main page anywhere.. unless you mean forum page.

it doesnt make sense that the mods would not allow you to change the title of your thread, so that it changes in the forum you posted.

say i create a new thread and call it "stuff not working! nEed HAElp PZLpzLPLZL!!!" and decide later that maybe that wasnt a good name, and edit it to "problem with program foo v2.5 on slack 10.2".. it makes sense that i should be allowed to change this, so that people will actually read the thread.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 03:05 AM   #4
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main page? hmm, i wasnt referring to the main page anywhere.. unless you mean forum page.
Yes, I meant the forum's main page.

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it doesnt make sense that the mods would not allow you to change the title of your thread, so that it changes in the forum you posted.

say i create a new thread and call it "stuff not working! nEed HAElp PZLpzLPLZL!!!" and decide later that maybe that wasnt a good name, and edit it to "problem with program foo v2.5 on slack 10.2".. it makes sense that i should be allowed to change this, so that people will actually read the thread.
Well, I'd love to discuss the "whys and wherefores" about this policy with you, but I'm "Mr. Knows-nothing-doesn't-even-work-here". You'll have to wait for a mod or jeremy to respond. Sorry!
 
Old 12-15-2005, 04:12 AM   #5
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...t=thread+title
 
Old 12-15-2005, 07:09 AM   #6
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Actually, only Jeremy can edit the actual title that displays as the name of the link for your thread and what displays in the forums. There are many good reasons for this, but however, this has been asked numerous times with many explanations provided, so I encourage a few searches as I'm too lazy to repeat what's already been said.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 08:55 AM   #7
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Actually as of the code upgrade mods should also have this ability.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-15-2005, 11:13 AM   #8
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ok, i read the thread link supplied.. makes sense that the mods should have the ability to prevent the thread starter from changing it, and the mod can change it when they feel it needs to be.
for those of us who dont call our threads 'my *@#*(&(*#$'ing s*&t doesnt work!!11!!', there should be maybe a flag that you set to allow us to edit it, or not.
i mean, if theres a thread title like that, someone will report it anyway and youll find out, change it, and deny us from changing it again.

anyways, just something i found out about afew days ago, im not complaining or questioning what your doing.. just letting you know what i found.

thanks
 
Old 12-15-2005, 11:37 AM   #9
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interesting thought, maybe only one edit allowed in the thread title.

If you realize that you've goofed on the title, you can always "report this post" and say "hey, please change my title to this other title". Remember that a post reported is not always a bad thing.

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Old 12-15-2005, 12:33 PM   #10
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Actually as of the code upgrade mods should also have this ability.

--jeremy
Awesome.. thanks. Now I should hunt down every existing crappy thread title and change it.. but that would take decades..
 
Old 12-15-2005, 12:35 PM   #11
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interesting thought, maybe only one edit allowed in the thread title.

If you realize that you've goofed on the title, you can always "report this post" and say "hey, please change my title to this other title". Remember that a post reported is not always a bad thing.

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Nope, you should word it correctly the first time. This is why we should encourage members to review and spell check threads before hitting that submit button. If they truly want help, they should take the time to make their thread correct the first time..
 
Old 12-15-2005, 01:27 PM   #12
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yeah, on second thoughts, if you seriously are a reformed character, then you can always ask a mod to change it for you. The pain of a bad thread title causing your question to be unanswered should help you fix it next time. However, we have to watch out for double posts:
"I already posted this with a bad title, so here goes again"

The new hover feature (hover over the link to see the first couple of lines in the thread) helps people find stuff to answer despite bad titles anyway.

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Old 12-15-2005, 05:34 PM   #13
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I have found that feature unexpectedly useful.
 
  


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