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post #1 of 27
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Do you prefer the kind that when you read the title, you have no idea what its all about and you like being surprised...something like: OMG This is crazy!!!!

...or do you prefer the title to tell you more about the thread with no surprises, like: Having trouble with my vacuum cleaner, please help!!!

Which kind of thread title do you prefer?

Hilda >^..^<
post #2 of 27
I like the ones that tell it like it is!!!!!!

I read everything though!!!!
post #3 of 27
I like the second one - the more descriptive title.

Cheers, from
SwampWitch
post #4 of 27
I prefer the ones that have the question in the first sentence or so, and definitely a desriptive title. If you put your cursor on the post, you get to read the first sentence without opening. If it doesn't catch my interest then, I don't read it. I'm not one to respond to questions such as where are you from? or how much makeup do you wear? I usually gravitate towards ones that usually need advice, or a political stance. But it is great that this site has something for everyone.
post #5 of 27
Definitely prefer a title that gives me some idea what to expect in the post, so I don't waste time reading a topic that's outside my area of interest/knowledge. There's no way I can read everything, so I'm very likely to ignore the OMG!!!!! ones, in favour of a calmer approach.
post #6 of 27
I'm not as picky in the Cat Lounge. But the other forums like Health, Care and Nutrition, etc, I prefer a more descriptive title. "HELP - NEED HELP" means that I have to open the thread to see if I can contribute and most likely I may not read ut where as "Questions on UTI" will draw my attention.
post #7 of 27
I prefer the 2nd one, defiantely.
post #8 of 27
I prefer descriptive titles, like others said above, I am likely to ignore the OMG Help titles as I don't know what is in them and don't have time to read everything (unless it is a really slow day at work)
post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by gailuvscats View Post
I prefer the ones that have the question in the first sentence or so, and definitely a desriptive title. If you put your cursor on the post, you get to read the first sentence without opening. If it doesn't catch my interest then, I don't read it. I'm not one to respond to questions such as where are you from? or how much makeup do you wear? I usually gravitate towards ones that usually need advice, or a political stance. But it is great that this site has something for everyone.
If it's not in the title, and not in the bit that comes up when I cursor over it, I don't bother reading it unless I happen to have a lot of time on my hands.
post #10 of 27
As a Mod, I prefer a descriptive title - makes it easier for me to keep tabs on things.
post #11 of 27
I prefer the later more descriptive titles
post #12 of 27
I prefer descriptive especially as I spend most of my time in the behaviour section.
post #13 of 27
Sounds kinda unanimous to me! I feel the same way - give me a reason to open the thread - a teaser can be fun, but there has to be some substance to it.
post #14 of 27
I second the second.

Otherwise if it's just labeled "I NEED HELP" instead of Vacuum cleaner issues, please help" Then I know what the thread is about and determine whether I can help them.
post #15 of 27
I definitely prefer the calmer approach. It has been my experience that the more exclamation points in the title, the more trivial the "problem"!

No drama for me!
post #16 of 27
I like to know what's in the thread. Also I put my mouse over it and it will pop up the box and give you the first few lines and I read that! Then I know if I need to go all the way in. I don't always have a lot of time so I do the "major" ones first then go back to the others if I have time.. Especially at work. (That's why sometimes I post of kind of older threads, I'll subscribe and post when I can!)
post #17 of 27
I prefer the second title too. I just don't have time to read every thread in every forum! So a title that gives me a good idea what the thread is about helps me find those I want to contribute to easier.
post #18 of 27
I don't care either way. I tend to read the little blub that tells the first sentence or so and decide from that.
post #19 of 27
I prefer the second one.
post #20 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by rapunzel47 View Post
Definitely prefer a title that gives me some idea what to expect in the post, so I don't waste time reading a topic that's outside my area of interest/knowledge. There's no way I can read everything, so I'm very likely to ignore the OMG!!!!! ones, in favour of a calmer approach.
Yep, same here.
post #21 of 27
Another vote for the descriptive title. I prefer to have some idea of the subject matter before I open the thread. Even mousing over the title may not provide an accurate feel for the contents.
post #22 of 27
As Aaron Neville sings..."tell it like it is..."
post #23 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4BadCats View Post
I like the ones that tell it like it is!!!!!!

I read everything though!!!!
Me too
post #24 of 27
If I don't get some idea from the subject line plus the hover pop-up of the first line, I probably will not open it. I now have high-speed processing but with dialup, there's just not enough time to keep opening all of them. Could be something you might want to read once you get into it but a clue would help.
post #25 of 27
I prefer thread titles that say, "Free Pizza, Tacos and Chinese Food for Wyan!" No matter how busy I am, I always make the time to read a thread with that title, so I guess I prefer descriptive titles.
post #26 of 27
I prefer the more descriptive titles too, but it really doesn't matter, I usually try and read all of the thread, I don't always reply to all the threads though.
post #27 of 27
I definitely like to know what I am going to be reading about before I open a thread.
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