[Forum Suggestion] Enforce rule for descriptive titles

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  1. SilverMario

    SilverMario Golden

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    So something that gets very annoying is someone making a thread even though if he would have searched up the thread, he would have found the same thread but older. I am guilty of this. But it's hard to search something up when the tital of a thread is "Im Confused..." I think there should be some kind of rule stating that you should create descriptive thread titles. I can't search for a thread if the title is something that has nothing to do with the thread.

    I messed up the title, oh well. I meant to put descriptive forum titles. We should be able to change the titles of thread :(
     
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  2. Alex

    Alex Mouth from the South

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    Well, how I do agree with you, how do you suggest we propose a rule or rules that will fit to every title?

    Or would you like it that admins just go in and change the title to make it easier to find the threads topic without clicking the thread ?
     
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    Either or. A rule would be nice so users would know not to make a title that doesn't fit the thread, and admins should change the title if it's a thread that's like "I have a question..." Searching would be much more effective. I also wish regular user could edit titles.
     
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    Make it a forum rule with warning levels? Like if somebody makes a thread with a stupid title you give them a warning saying "don't do that again pls" and then you change the title (Takes like 2 seconds)
     
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    Well, then I will take the time to go in and look at the gerneral topic of each thread on the first page of every section of the forum and change the title to suffice the topic.

    I will also make a thread, but not sure where I would put it, I will ask Bayrock . :)

    Sound good ?

    I dont think that would be something to warn someone about, because it's not really breaking a rule. Sometimes I dont even know what to put as a title. I will just go fix them, and then I will tell players not to make bad titles. If I see them, I will just change them. No need for warning points.
     
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    Well I would say warn them because a warning tells them they've done wrong. It's not really punishment it's a heads up to name your threads on-topic.
     
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    Well, then I will go in change all the bad topic names for right now, and in the future@Decap , @Dawson , @Dr. Pit Lazarus , and I will go in and warn the person of a bad thread topic name and change it.



    EDIT: Thread Locked. Dealt with.
     
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    Bayrock Founder & Developer Staff Member Founder

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    If the forum title doesn't fall within our current definition of the forum rules I don't see what the big deal is. It's nice for a thread to be as descriptive as possible, but I don't think we should enforce it.
     
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