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Sensationalistic titles with no content/censorship

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by ModelS1079, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    I got there a couple of hours ago: Incoming utility cable capacity - A cautionary tale

    Forum software redirects the link but doesn't update descriptions in all prior postings. This has both positive and negative sides to it but it is what it is.
     
  2. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    The first title was something like:
    EXPLOSION AND FIRE!! - How NOT to Impress Your Neighbors with Your Model S

    On a moderator first past at this, the inflammatory bits were edited out to leave:
    How NOT to Impress Your Neighbors with Your Model S


    I think now it's simply:
    Incoming utility cable capacity - A cautionary tale


    While less exciting, it's more accurate.

    Please try to use accurate and descriptive titles. This is a discussion forum, not a tabloid.

    Also please trust the judgement of the moderators instead of assuming the worst and going off the deep end.
     
  3. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    I can only see about 34 characters of thread titles. Less with the word "Sticky: in front of them.

    I (now) try to think of how to maximize the first 3 words for thread content definition.
     

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