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thereyet May 7th, 2007 12:16 PM

Ability to edit titles
As a relative newcomer to this forum, I can't imagine how irritated those who have been arround for years are with the problem in another post that seems to mess up the entire column. Whew that sentence was too long. I say this because I can understand how a newcomer might make the MISTAKE of leaving no spaces in the title. Unfortunatly for the new poster this error brings nothing but consternation from regulars, for good reason I might add. Wouldn't it be great if the editors of this fantastic forum could simply EDIT the offending title so as not to upset the apple cart so to speak. Just wondering, thereyet

CAPH52 May 7th, 2007 12:27 PM

Just topped one of several threads discussing this issue. As you said (and, as I hope I made clear in my response to the current offending thread), newcomers have no way of knowing this will happen. But it's annoying! At present our only recourse seems to be to ask people not to top it. Unfortunately, because I responded to it, it's now goofing up my column when I click on my own screen name! Lord only knows how long it'll take to go all the way down!:D

ellenem May 7th, 2007 12:27 PM

sometimes editors wil do exactly that, but it takes a little while for it to happen.

thereyet May 7th, 2007 12:32 PM

Bummer CAPH52! Lets hope that editing will happen soon. thereyet

janisj May 7th, 2007 12:34 PM

About 3 years ago I posted a thread w/ a title like that. The next day I got an e-mail from the editors telling me they were deleting the thread. They included my original text in the e-mail and advised I re-post w/ a better title and copy/paste the text.

But lately I haven't seen evidence of them doing that. The threads just have to sink to fix the mess - until someone tops it again.

thereyet May 7th, 2007 12:40 PM

Thanks to Robespierre for his part in trying to fix the mess. thereyet

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