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Mark Uttley

Unhelpful Thread Titles

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I find it very frustrating that some posters start a new thread with some non-descript title that gives no indication of the thread content. As an example there is one on the main board entitle "Ha Ha Ha" and the content is a link to YouTube with the comment "Video from 2007". From the replies it appears that the video is of someone making crap predictions about the housing market, which may very well be worthy of a thread on the main board, but why not say that in the title (or sub-title)? Then instead of a link to a video why not post an example of what's being said? So now the thread title reads "Ha Ha Ha" (cr@p prediction from 2007), and the link is followed by "Nationwide claim house prices to rise 15% in 2009", or whatever the cr@p prediction is.

I'm not having a go at this individual poster. He is not the only one and perhaps doesn't realise he is doing it. Would it be possible for a moderator to edit the thread title in instances like this so that we don't have to watch a 10 minute video to find out what the OP finds so amusing?

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I guess a case could be made for mods editing thread titles like that (I've edited the one you've mention into something a little clearer).

The king of the cryptic thread has to be Mega. I'm sure he must be a senior civil servant, he gives so little away!

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I guess a case could be made for mods editing thread titles like that (I've edited the one you've mention into something a little clearer).

The king of the cryptic thread has to be Mega. I'm sure he must be a senior civil servant, he gives so little away!

Thanks.

I don't mind the quirky title, just that there's no indication of content, so you have to click on the link to find out what it's about.

One self-righteous poster (thankfully long gone) used to post a link to some bonkers website with the words "Please review". I used to think "No. You review it and tell us why it might be relevant to a website called Housepricecrash. then we'll agree or disagree with the article."

I don't want the main forum to become a dry list of economic facts, but the posting style I have outlined is somewhat lazy and at times irritating.

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