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NYC


NYC

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Location: NYC, NY, USA

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Posted:For those of us that don't read EVERY thread in HoP, can the rest of y'all title the threads a bit better so we can choose which ones we care to read.

When you type in your subject there is a sentence from Malcom reading:
Please make your subject unique and meaningful.

About HALF of the current threads in the Chat section are people trying to be cute by purposely NOT saying what the thread is about in the title.

Please respect the site and the rules by having a title which explains the contents of the thread.

If you accidentally are guilty of this you CAN go back and change your title by 'edit'ing your first thread.

Thanks,
-ThoseOfUsThatDon'tReadEveryThread
ubbangel


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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

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Location: Wales

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Posted:Am I guilty? I'm crap at getting what I want to say across in text......... Slap me if I am not making sense. I won't take offence.

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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Mags The Jedi
GOLD Member since May 2004

Mags The Jedi

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Location: Cornwall, UK

Total posts: 2020
Posted:yeah, like NYC doesn't read every thread. ubblol

"I believe the cost of life is Death and we will all pay that in full. Everything else should be a gift. We paid the cover charge of life, we were born."

Bill Hicks, February 1988

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Dr_Molly


Dr_Molly

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Location: Away from home

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Posted:You just want a good spanking Skulduggery.
I know your game

But yes, meaningful titles are a Good Thing (TM)

you know it makes sense kiddies


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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

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Posted:ubblol Molly! How can you say that!!! I'm an ubbangel

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Dr_Molly


Dr_Molly

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Posted:umm

We All know where that sort of thing leads.
See, you didn't even get a spanky gremlin. I'm having none of it.

Now stop derailing this most serious thread of Great Importance naughty lady.
tsk wink


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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

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Posted:but but but...... I was..... but but but...... I was on topic!!!......... but but..... oh no ..... you came in here with your spanking fetish and twisted my......... but but but.............. I demand a recount!!

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Written by: NYC

If you accidentally are guilty of this you CAN go back and change your title by 'edit'ing your first thread.




If they're accidentally guilty then they wont know surely.

Written by: Him again
-ThoseOfUsThatDon'tReadEveryThread



So that's you and Flash Fire then? wink ubbrollsmile hug


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NYC


NYC

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Posted:"Accidentally" is a polite way of saying "Did it and now realize that you shouldn't have"

Like when they say "If you accidentally took my wallet, please give it back with no questions asked"

As for Flash and I? My fault. I'm so often sarcastic that she thought that I was being sarcastic at her. Which I wasn't. It was just a coincidence.

You know what they say...

Live by the sarcasm, die by the sarcasm.


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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

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Posted:You have an address i can mail your wallet to?

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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flash fire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

flash fire

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Posted:Nice one NYC.. Can you believe I actually went to sleep last night thinking I should start a thread about this very (and appropriately named) topic?! And, I wake up and voila!

So, please kids. Name your threads appropriately. It helps with the search function and you never know, if you name your thread properly, ThoseOfUsThatDon'tReadEveryThread may be more inclined to partake in your witticism.


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FoeHammer
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Posted:next we will see a thread saying, " there have been way too many letter 'f's in threads and we dont condone that sort of spelling so please..."

you are taking away our right of free speach within, an accepted PG10, script.

if we all dance with fire, we respect each other already, those that dont will leave. i dont think we should worry too much about thread titles?! witty threads make the world go round, why should titles be any different.

great minds think alike, what is two clicks anyway?

humble and patience
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flash fire
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flash fire

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Posted:</font><blockquote><font class="small">Written by:</font><hr />

Why is a post's subject so important?



The first post of a given thread establishes the subject by which all subsequent replies will be known. Once there's been a reply, the thread subject cannot be subsequently changed. It's therefore important to get the subject right from the outset. Make it as descriptive and as specific as possible. For example, 'LCD burn-in questions', is much better than something completely generic, such as 'Newbie needs help!'. Not only is it more likely to elicit a response, but it'll also make it much easier for all posts in the thread to be subsequently located







Sadly, free speech is not an option here on Home of Poi, and when site admins/ mods make a reasonable request, it is expected that HOP members, who agreed to a set of guidelines when signing up for the UBB, will adhere to such requests.



I personally feel that in Social Chat it is less vital to name posts correctly, however in the Technical forums, Help & Social Discussion it is necessary, especially considering the size and age of this community. What is two clicks away, anyway? A sever under-estimation my friend, that's what! Have you ever tried searching for something specific on these forums?



Having been a registered user for all of 1.5 months, FoeHammer, do you really think you have the background experience within these forums question policies?


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NYC


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Posted:[That's why I love ya Flash!]

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FoeHammer
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Posted:Well, if we did that Flash then the moderators would be out of a job! Obviously in the Technical and Help Forums, but please leave us alone to quibble in Social Chat.

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NYC


NYC

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Posted:HoP is a wonderful forum unlike any other on the internet because the Moderators do an amazing job.

If you're looking for chaos and free speech, might I suggest the other 99.7% of the internet.

I see no reason why the titles of the threads can't be more specific. I see that as NO infringement on your civil rights nor opression of your beliefs.

Though, I'm a bit uncomfortable having MY post the one with the sticky on it. I just wanted to make a suggestion. I'm viewed as enough of a wet blanket as it is... not that I really care but... wink


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FoeHammer
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Posted:I love how you have added 'chaos' with 'free speech', as anyone voicing their opinions has to be part of some anarchist group (sorry to those liberal socialists - i know quite well that an anarchist state can function in complete harmony).

i understand the need for better thread titling and will adhere in the future.

it is only in contradiction that character is disclosed.

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NYC


NYC

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Posted:I think we can both happily agree that I'm not actually smart enough to understand what the heck you're talking about.

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FoeHammer
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Posted:it is only in contradiction that character is disclosed

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NYC


NYC

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Posted:What does repitition say about character?

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mcp
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Posted:It says: "NYC wants to be a moderator!"

You do! Yes you do! Oooooooo.... biggrin


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NYC


NYC

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Posted:Oh my God no... then I'd have to be objective and responsible. And deal with all of the superjerks that we don't even get to see.

And my first action of moderatorship would be to ban you and the rest of you nonbathers. wink


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flash fire
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flash fire

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Posted:Written by: FoeHammer

Well, if we did that Flash then the moderators would be out of a job!



Please, don't do things out of concern for the moderators' employment.

We didn't become moderators on Home of Poi so we could fil our time - each one of us has active lives outside of these forums... I personally would much rather be able to read posts and respond like a normal HoPper, as opposed to logging on and having to clean up after people, and make repeat requests and ban head-cases.

Anyway, the point is:

PLEASE TITLE YOUR THREADS APPROPRIATELY.

End of discussion.


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ado-p
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ado-p

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Posted:clap for Flash Fire and NYC.

Why wouldnt you want people to know what you are talking about?


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Charles
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Charles

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Posted:I agree, with mostly everyone.

However, please don't use this thread as an excuse to be sarcastic or unwelcoming to members who don't name their thread apropriately...Be nice to them, and ask them politely to make future thread titles more specific.

Especially newbies, as they likely haven't read this thread...

Does that make sense?


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flash fire
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flash fire

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Posted:I agree Charles, however all newbies and older members should know that they need to title threads properly, as seen in the FAQ's and Dom's "read before posting" thread

You are right though - this thread is not a platform for sarcasm or unwelcomingness (is that a word?). Please excuse me for being snippy.


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MTM Monster


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Posted:Unwelcomingness isn't a word. I think it maybe a flash-fireism

A good deal of growr, some grr and quite a bit of snarl, spit and some biting. just a regular day at the office.

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ado-p
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ado-p

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Posted:We can use it as a platform for winding NYC up though, right?

NYC for Moderator!!!!!!

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flash fire
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flash fire

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Posted:No, we can't wind him up. We must guide him gently through positive reinforcement and good example.

NYC for Moderator!

Actually, I retract that nomination - would be too much like the old days when one of the ex-mods got power hungry and trigger happy. Moderating the moderator - not so much fun as you'd think.

NYC for anti-authoritarianism!


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NYC


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Posted:Sooo....

No. We chose not to respect the forum by titling our threads appropriately. Not only that, but we establish a sense of elitism by retitling old threads in a way that ONLY those who've been 'in the loop' will be able to understand what's going on here.

It's even more sad because most of the people who are doing it have been here the longest and gained the most by HoP being such a warm and welcoming place.

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Posted:I call shenigans.

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