Should the forum rules be changed to require thread titles to precisely and adequately describe the question or topic being discussed?
Proposition Rule 10:
"Threads should have precise titles that adequately describe the subject matter of the question(s) or topic(s) being discussed. Moderators will have the option of modifying titles, and/or coaching users on how to best adhere to the requirements via PM."
Why do we need this rule?
Questions or topics with vague or misleading titles cause many problems for questioners and participants alike. The issue is widespread—a recent analysis found that as many as many as 1 in 4 topics on our forum have imprecise, misspelled, vague, or misleading titles—that's 1,500 or more threads that are difficult to find, or whose subject matter is otherwise incomprehensible by reading the title alone. Vague or misleading titles often result in lower participation, which can be especially disheartening for new or younger members, and can make topics of interest more difficult or impossible to find through search. New and existing users should be coached and encouraged to precisely and adequately title their questions or topics as an ongoing effort to improve the quality of the Formiculture.com community.
Edited by drtrmiller, September 27 2017 - 8:20 AM.