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In defence of unspecific topic titles

PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 3:02 pm
by Fidel
In the defence of unspecific topic titles - an unspecific title intrigues people so they read it to find out more. A specific title might not appeal to someone to read but "Big problem" or "What should I do" has the air of mystery which is more likely to draw someone in.

Save Ominous titles!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 3:33 pm
by captainf
I'm abit torn here...

I usually overlook titles like "big problem" or "sex problem" and only come to them if i'm bored and have nothing to do. When a topic is abit more specific it can quite oftenly attract people who are much more in a commanding position to answer - for example, just because we have mods here they don't have all the answers and their advice is no better than ours, and if there was a topic thats about long distance relationships (or anything else) and it's stated in the title, then people who are much more experienced in that area will be able to post and help out in that particular thread as it would have attracted them through the title..

PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 12:36 pm
by Moose
Problems with "I'm Confused" or "Help" don't draw me in to read them at all. I think that problems with those titles might as well not have titles at all, because they give no information other than that the person is confused and needs help, which, let's face it, we all do when we have a problem and are asking for advice!