Length of topic titles


#1

Sometimes it is hard to lengthen topic titles to the required 15 characters. This means either abandoning a post or adding superfluous content to the title.
Ie Am paranoid wouldn’t get through but Am paranoid jqw would get through.
I know of no other forum software that has such restrictions. Is there a way of reducing the required length ie to 8 or 10.


#2

I think the intent is to get people to provide more descriptive titles to their posts so that people have a better idea of what the posting is about and are more likely to click on it to find out more.

I went back to the old forums to see how frequently you used shorter titles - and its not very frequent and generally i think it might be more helpful for people to have longer and more descriptive titles posts. Here is a screen shot of some of the postings in the news category - what do you think?

https://www.evernote.com/shard/s106/sh/32bb1bf5-14d7-43f8-8542-81bbf7c1a0a6/5f414a003d142e5cd6aff1cfefd00f86/deep/0/Schizophrenia.com%20Support%20Forums:%20Forum%20Search%20and%20Search%20Jobs%20-%20Kaiser%20Permanente%20Careers.png


#3

Those in the news section,which i guess i mostly post to, have had long titles. Not sure about my posts elsewhere.


#4

Here is an image of the current list of postings on the old diagnosed board - do you think that the longer descriptions are more helpful than the short one word postings?

https://www.evernote.com/shard/s106/sh/566315f9-32e7-42b6-8c61-538f12d86db4/a7e934c53c193a4297b033dac3d1009a/deep/0/Schizophrenia.com%20Support%20Forums:%20Diagnosed%20Discussion%20Forum.png


#5

I think very short titles are less descriptive but maybe 15 characters is a little too much?


#6

I think longer titles are more interesting. It’s an attention getter and I’m more likely to respond to some of the longer titles then just

“Time”
“Life”

I understand the point of shorter titles, but it’s nice having the ability to add a little spice to the writing. It’s sort of how a head line in a paper grabs attention. Please consider allowing longer titles.


#7

Longer titles are allowed but titles having to be 15 characters or other is i believe too restrictive. 10-12 character starting point would i think be better.


#8

ok - I’ll make it 11 characters.


#9

sounds good to me, let it flow