1. Master Dimentio

    OP Master Dimentio The Pleaser Of Crowds
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    I'm just going to get to the point. I'm here to suggest that we as members have the ability to Change our threads title name in the situation where we make a mistake or need to update the title with relevant info, or the ability to straight up delete our own thread in a case where it's causing issues, we make a mistake or something like that. Because as things stand now the only way for us to be able to do either of the above is contacting a staff member.

    I'm not sure if this is a bug or something, but I'm not seeing how not allowing members to have this is useful. But I'm open to hear what others have to say about this.
     
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  2. VinsCool

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    It's intentional to prevent abuse. Just report the thread to the staff so they could change whatever needs to be changed.
     
  3. Memoir

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    ...abuse? Not sure what abuse could come from changing a thread title. I'm confused. o.o
     
  4. Master Dimentio

    OP Master Dimentio The Pleaser Of Crowds
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    Prevent abuse? How could one abuse such a thing if they can only control their own posts?
     
  5. VinsCool

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    Words from replies I read about the same topic, not mine ;P
     
  6. Memoir

    Memoir Hi, I'm Cynical!
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  7. VinsCool

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    Pretty sure it was p1ngpong last time I saw a reply regarding the abuse prevention.
     
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  9. Memoir

    Memoir Hi, I'm Cynical!
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    Edited to include him. Forgot he recently stepped down.

    From p1ngpong on https://gbatemp.net/threads/allow-ops-to-modify-their-thread-title.407057/page-2

    and FAST6191

     
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  10. DinohScene

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    Trolls can constantly change their thread title, completely messing up the point of the discussion at hand.
    It's been suggested many times before and the short answer always remained no.

    Just PM a mod or report the thread and describe it.
     
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  11. Master Dimentio

    OP Master Dimentio The Pleaser Of Crowds
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    Well at least there's a reason to it. This certainly was educational.
     
  12. Minox

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    Like DinohScene said above it's because it can be abused by people trolling and because reporting a topic to have its topic title change takes almost no time to deal with for us staff.

    Abusing freely available title changes could come in the form of asking an innocent enough question where most people would give the same kind of answer, then change the topic title to something incredibly rude/offensive and then all of a sudden it would seem like all the people responding were supportive of said question.
     
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