Why can't we edit the title of our own topic?

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by bdr9, Mar 4, 2010.

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  1. bdr9
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    bdr9 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Hi,
    Just wondering..
    Why can't we edit the titles of our topics that we create? Is there any certain reason?
    It would be useful in cases where someone, for instance, creates a thread in the Wii Homebrew area advertising a homebrew program they made.
    Some people like to have the current version of the program in the title, but this currently is not possible.

    By the way, please correct me if I am wrong and there actually is a way to edit the title of a thread you made.

    Thanks,
    bdr9
     
  2. _Chaz_

    _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

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    Make it right the first time. Proof-read your threads before posting.
     
  3. bdr9
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    bdr9 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Did you read the example that I posted in my first post? There are some valid reasons that someone would want to edit the title of a topic they made.
     
  4. p1ngpong

    p1ngpong Unamused frog

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    Only forum staff can edit the titles of topics. If you need to have it done either request it in your opening post or PM a moderator.

    Normal members can not change their topic titles so that threads stay on the original topic they were intended for and to keep things orderly. If people changed their topic titles on a whim it could confuse people searching for specific threads, and lead to the flow of the conversation in those threads being derailed half way through. Also its like this to avoid rare instances of "retaliation" topic name changes where flaming has occurred and things of that nature.

    Hope that helps.
     
  5. bdr9
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    bdr9 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Thanks, that does clear things up. I guess that is one of the many reasons that GBAtemp is a higher quality forum community than many others.
     
  6. outgum

    outgum Pokemanz Master

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    Higher quality?! WE ARE THE HIGHEST QUALITY, WE HAVE A "MTHR!"
     
  7. Opium

    Opium PogoShell it to me ™

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    We need some degree of control to keep you peons in line.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  8. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

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    I believe its even easier if you just Report your own topic with as reason your name change request and the new name. Just so you wouldn't have to bother one Mod who might be busy or something [​IMG]
     
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