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    David,
    You are so right. I've taken to hovering over a title to read the first para of the post so that I can get a feel for the intent of the post... as the titles are mostly useless. The title of this thread, although it appears to be an example of uselessness at first glance, actually does capture the intent of the thread. I clicked on it (mostly because I trust your posts and titles), and was not disappointed.

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    "Sad News," "This is awesome!" and "Quandary" are all thread titles that appeared on APUG today.

    Folks, please use a descriptive title.
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    Due to a poorly descriptive title I ended up in a quandary because of the sad news of my missing an awesome thread...

    Ken
    "They are the proof that something was there and no longer is. Like a stain. And the stillness of them is boggling. You can turn away but when you come back they’ll still be there looking at you."

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    Hey, wait a minute. Six hundred and seventeen individual camera plans? I thought it was all about a single plan to make a 6x17 format camera??



    Ken
    "They are the proof that something was there and no longer is. Like a stain. And the stillness of them is boggling. You can turn away but when you come back they’ll still be there looking at you."

    — Diane Arbus, March 15, 1971, in response to a request for a brief statement about photographs

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    A DESCRIPTIVE TITLE

    There. I followed David's instructions to the letter.

    Seriously though, descriptive titles are very helpful. Few things are more irritating when trying to figure out what to read and what to skip than having bad metadata (data about data). And a title is in fact metadata.
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    It might be helpful if the person who started a thread was able to edit the title. More than once I've had second thoughts about the title I put on a thread.

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    I think the title should be editable within the post editing time frame. I'm not sure how long Sean has set that at.
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    I think that one is allowed to edit the title in the advanced edit mode.

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