Suggestion Allow OP to edit thread title

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by nxwing, May 26, 2016.

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Do you think we should be given the right to edit our own thread title?

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  1. nxwing
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    We all know that the Temp is undergoing a lot of spam lately. This means that there will be a ton of reports that can stress them out.

    Let's take a look at a hypothetical situation that may happen in real life. Staff member logs in to Temp (or just opens Temp in browser if they don't log out). Gets a ton of reports and/or tags. Checks out said reports and/or tags. Notices that most of them are requests to rename a thread because of typos and/or other reason.

    Instead of the staff being able to monitor the forums and be on the look out for spam/bots/off-topic chatter, they instead have to deal with our small shit.

    I guess you could say that it IS their job to deal with our shit but something as simple as editing a thread title? I think we could handle typos and/or renaming a thread title to reflect the status of the thread on our own. They take care of this forum. One of the things we could do is take some workload off of them.

    Wouldn't people abuse this? Maybe, but hear me out. Whenever someone abuses this, give them a warning or a PM. They keep on abusing? Revoke them of this right.

    I hope this suggestion at least somewhat does something in helping the staff.

    That's all folks.
     
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  2. Minox

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    Changing the name of a topic takes seconds if a new name is provided in the report. It really isn't an issue.
     
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  3. BurningDesire

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    I think a better solution would be to allow tempers' to change the prefix to official, bug, etc... So it gets a little more organized. Also, why not make it so new members HAVE to add the prefix.
     
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  4. FAST6191

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  5. DinohScene

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    People are going to abuse that.
    Mostly people that want attention on noob questions...
     
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  6. nxwing
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    Perhaps giving this right only to Advance Members and above only might counter that?
     
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  7. Monty Kensicle

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    To give emphasis to the need for this feature, you should have typed "turtle" instead of title.
     
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    Doesn't take much for someone to spam to the Advanced member group.
     
  9. nxwing
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    Wouldn't priveliges like that encourage shitposting? Because new members could turn out to be so desperate for that sort of feature that they would just attempt to somehow quickly boost their post count for it as soon as possible!
     
  11. BurningDesire

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  12. migles

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    let me guess, you ain't happy with your "fapping habits" blog title?
    (sorry, i had to make this joke)

    well sometimes you are struggling to give a title, write everything then someone suggests a better name or you know a better name an half hour later..
    anyway, we can always use report and a moderator will gladly change it for us..
    ability to freely change the title will make it hard to search that same thread or to recognize it if a person changes it more than 3 times..
    i like how it is now, however we could have an ability to rename a thread just once, this way we can remove typos or cuz we thought a better name (which i guess it's not implemented on xenforos)

    EDIT: but then you remember, gbtemp's name was supposed to be temporary... how ironic we can't change our names neither thread tittles:rofl2::rofl2:
     
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  13. nxwing
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    I've read the previous thread and the replies to this thread. Thanks for your replies.

    @migles reply has caught my attention. A single title edit could also do for small typos. Anything more than that would require assistance from staff.

    Making this possible in select sections of the forum might also help. It can prevent the EOF abusing this.

    As for the possibility of users abusing this, you can revoke this feature if you choose to add it in the first place. A forum I was once a member at gave this title edit a try and people didn't abuse it so they kept it. The delete-your-own-thread function on the other hand, backfired.

    If the staff wants it, we can do a test run where this feature is implemented for a certain amount of time, let's say three days. During and/or after the test run, we could submit our feedbacks and suggestions. If all is well, then I say we keep it or undergo another test run. If it got abused, then by all means, do what you have to.
     
  14. FAST6191

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    I saw that, barely rated as a dribble.

    People always seem to assume I am a nice person. I have never quite figured out why.

    Anyway I said what needed to be said in that thread linked and things have not changed since.
     
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  15. BurningDesire

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    Probably because you respond to most un answered questions in great detail :P
     
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  16. Subtle Demise

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    A small window to change the title (say 2 hours or something) would prevent abuse while still allowing ample time for the user to do so.
     
  17. Feeling it!

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    I think that the thread title can some times be annoying when asking a question so if it could atleast be given a prefix like "solved" or something that would be nice.