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Thread titles and "breaking news"

Discussion in 'Communications' started by SpecForce Trooper, Sep 24, 2020.

  1. SpecForce Trooper

    SpecForce Trooper Jedi Master star 4

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    I hope this is the right place to post this little grievance...

    Often times I'll open up a forum here and be greeted by a thread that loudly proclaims some sort of breaking news or recent announcement. Threads like these will get my attention, but I'll quickly learn the news actually broke multiple years ago and the title hasn't been changed. My point is this is very misleading and takes away attention from other threads. Is there any way a new policy could be created to change this situation?
     
  2. Guidman

    Guidman PT Manager and Book/Trivia Host star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    You can see the date each thread was created. That seems to be an easy way to tell if a thread is "breaking news" or not.
     
  3. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval TV Casualty / FFS! star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Correct.

    And, it's still breaking news to somebody.
     
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  4. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    Finally, a Comms topic with value.
     
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  5. SpecForce Trooper

    SpecForce Trooper Jedi Master star 4

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    I just think it's unnecessarily confusing. IMO, the thread's title ought to reflect the current state of the topic, and not the state of when the thread was created. If every thread title was set in stone that would be one thing, but there's plenty of threads that change their titles, so if I see a title I won't know if it was edited or not. My point is I have no way of knowing if a "breaking news" title is outdated or recently edited in.
     
  6. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Edit.
     
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  7. Guidman

    Guidman PT Manager and Book/Trivia Host star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Are you talking about JCC threads? Some of the Senate and Arena threads update their topics to reflect current events and such but otherwise pretty much the overall majority of threads elsewhere don't change their titles at all. Can you give an example of what is misleading or taking away from other threads because in all honestly, I have no idea what your talking about or where it's confusing.
     
  8. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    BREAKING: Star Wars is bad.
     
  9. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Breaking Bad is good.
     
  10. SpecForce Trooper

    SpecForce Trooper Jedi Master star 4

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    A pretty blatant example would be the Casian Andor TV show thread in Lit. I'd have trouble citing anything outside of Lit though, I only really post there. I don't mean to bother anyone with these complaints. Just think it could be a little less confusing.
     
  11. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Should have contacted a Lit mod first.
     
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  12. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I remember almost giving @Boba_Fett_2001 a panic attack by posting in the Mad Men thread when it still had Premiere Tonight in the title.
     
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  13. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    lol I didn't remember this at all but correct you are!
     
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  14. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    It’s nice to rename these threads, and I certainly do it when I run into one, but I think turning that into policy would imply a level of granularity that’s just not present in our moderator guidelines.
     
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  15. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Lit you say? Looks like we got ourselves a reader.
     
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