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Old 07-14-2020, 04:11 AM   #1
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Default Forum: post-titles shouldn't be possible, only thread-titles.

Time and again I run into the problem, that people, who answer in threads, start their post, by typing the first line into the title of their post, not in the actual post itself.

I always skip the post-title as it's visually never part of the post itself, at least for me.
And then I read it and think..."wait...this post makes no sense whatsoever".
And in most cases, it's because I missed the first line, as it's in the post-title, not in the actual post instead.

It also happened already, that people misunderstood the post-title as "this is the place, where I can edit my thread's title to include a [DONE] in it", without actually editing the thread title, but just posting a title for the post. Usually these people miss that too and voila: more to-do-threads for the devs in the bug-reports/feature-request-section, even though the thread-poster tried to mark the thread as done.

So I think, posts should never have titles, only the opening-post of a thread.

And to be honest, I never got in the first place, what the actual benefit of post-titles are anyway.
They are probably the most non-read-parts of a forum after signatures and FAQs.
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Old 07-14-2020, 04:14 AM   #2
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I disagree. The post title is a useful way of summarising the content of the post.
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Old 07-14-2020, 04:16 AM   #3
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I disagree. The post title is a useful way of summarising the content of the post.
I never read them.
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Old 07-14-2020, 05:46 AM   #4
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I disagree. The post title is a useful way of summarising the content of the post.
But it's almost never used that way(or I never notice them in the first place ).
And unless someone's writing a novel(which is impossible with a 10k character limit anyway), a summary will not be that necessary.
Especially as most posts are quite short, with the exception of derailed threads, where posts have the tendency to become "elaborated".

And some rare posts, where it's really useful, but then a short tl;dr; as the first line of the post would have the same benefit.

I'm not opposed to the post-titles, but I simply not convinced of them being really helpful, rather having a tendency to be confusing, if not used right.

And I like my posts being easy to read and easy to get, so I can help more easily the poster with their questions.
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Old 07-14-2020, 09:00 AM   #5
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I never read them.
And I never write them, nor read them. In fact, I can't even remember ever seeing one...
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Old 07-14-2020, 09:15 AM   #6
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And I never write them, nor read them. In fact, I can't even remember ever seeing one...
Me too. Well some people write it, but I don't see any purpose of it.
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Old 07-14-2020, 02:32 PM   #7
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I occasionally put my own title on a post, but it just that. A title, which will hopefully make people aware that the content of the actual post may be significantly different from what has gone before.

And I generally type it in all caps, so it comes over as a shout to get people`s attention/ Looks like that isnt going to work either...
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Old 07-14-2020, 03:45 PM   #8
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Default Look! A title.

Wow. I hadn’t even noticed they were there. Now I really like them.
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Old 07-14-2020, 03:53 PM   #9
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Wow. I hadn’t even noticed they were there. Now I really like them.
Once you've seen it, it can't be unseen

Edit: and again, it took me minutes to realize, you wrote one...
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Old 07-14-2020, 04:08 PM   #10
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Default I can't see that they do any

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Old 07-14-2020, 04:41 PM   #11
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It's a feature from the original idea of forum threads and differences in how they are displayed.

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Once you've seen it, it can't be unseen

Edit: and again, it took me minutes to realize, you wrote one...
It was my first. In retrospect I feel I could have done better. It was pretty lame.
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Old 07-14-2020, 05:09 PM   #13
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I actually post titles on my scripts thread to announce a new releases, in opposition to regular discussion posts (for which I dont put any title)
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