Ability to Edit Topic Titles

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by brandonspikes, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. brandonspikes
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    brandonspikes King Erazer

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    As it stands we cannot delete posts or titles, We can edit, but we cannot edit titles.

    What is the reason for this, It seems like a design choice over an engine choice.
     
  2. Ammako

    Ammako GBAtemp Guru

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    We noticed that.
    It'd be a nice idea.
     
  3. kevan

    kevan Imagination rules the world

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    Noooo editing topic title = bad!

    Imagine someone editing the title over and over again.
    It would be impossible to find the topic your looking for!

    That's why only mods can do it.


    Far out can a mod fix my accidental multiple post thing?

    It won't let me edit it :(
     
  4. Ammako

    Ammako GBAtemp Guru

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    What if it let us edit the thread title once, just to let us fix a typo or make the thread title clearer?
    That way, people won't be constantly changing the thread title and misleading people.

    (Or let us change the thread title if there is no reply yet.)
     
  5. Nujui

    Nujui I need something to do.

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    Well, you should look over your whole title and post of a thread even before you post it to check for spelling mistakes or possible grammar errors.

    And I'd think people in the EOF might abuse title changes. I think it's just better for mods to only have the ability to change titles.
     
  6. brandonspikes
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    brandonspikes King Erazer

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    Well, disable it for EOF, And ban users for misleading spam? End of subject.
    Deleting a thread should be another option imo. Basic forum properties.
     
  7. Nujui

    Nujui I need something to do.

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    But that puts a lot of unnecessary work that the mods have to do, and maybe work on Tj and costellos part (I could be wrong on this, if either of them would correct me :P.) and deleting threads would kinda seem pointless too, as people would abuse it just as much as abusing title changes, and you should follow the saying "Search before posting", unless you had no idea that the thread you posted was already posted.
     
  8. brandonspikes
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    brandonspikes King Erazer

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    Its not hard to enable it per section, Its pretty much one click to setup.
     
  9. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 4

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    xda-developers seems to have the ability to rename a thread if you're the OP; it's probably disabled here because of the *ahem* average maturity of people likely to come here.
    (I'm not calling you all reckless children, but do you get what I mean?)
     
  10. BoxmanWTF

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    I'm pretty sure if you absolutely have to rename a topic, you can PM a mod with the details
     
  11. brandonspikes
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    brandonspikes King Erazer

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    What about coding it based off post count? 500+, 1000+?
     
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  12. DinohScene

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    Editing thread description could be a good idea but editing the thread title itself can lead to a lot of confused members very quickly
     
  13. alidsl

    alidsl I am now a lurker

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    I've seen this suggested before and the main consensus is that it wouldn't work, only a few threads need a name change and reporting your thread or PMing a mod works just fine
     
  14. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.

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    This, precisely. It would not at all be worth the abuse it would engender. PM'ing a mod is the simplest solution, considering the few instances in which it would be necessary. Also, occasionally a mod will alter a topic to clarify the contents of the thread, since we get a fair number of "How do I fix this?" and "You won't believe this!" types of topics, though usually we do this in the subtitle (description) area.

    We would rather not introduce complexity into the overall system for the benefit of the few that would use it wisely... and changing a title is a flick of the wrist to a mod, we don't mind doing it if it's warranted.

    Thank you for your suggestions.
     
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