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Old 01-07-09, 12:13 PM
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Re: What's with the automatic titles in posts?

Originally Posted by mnementh View Post
I still find them annoying, especially because of that horizontal line.

How about using the CSS visibility property to hide titles that are the same as the thread title?
Google doesn't like it when you do that.

Originally Posted by antennaball View Post
I think I'm the only one who dislikes them even more right-aligned. Oh well, I adapt easily enough.
I appreciate your willingness to adapt.

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IB-Dick, I'm not entirely sure three titles are necessary.
I'm on it.....

Originally Posted by jonw9 View Post
Would it have helped if I described the objects, or perhaps mentioned how to align them?

Aligned ritght ismy preference. That goes for the titles as well.
Much more productive.

Originally Posted by mndtrp View Post
So, if we have more of the same words in a thread, that thread will be higher up on google searches? That could make for some interesting phrases being used.
Not necessarily, but potentially-- depending on the use.

Originally Posted by mnementh View Post
The redundant post titles are screen clutter, plain and simple, and this is the only major forum I've seen that's taking this approach to manipulating Google AdSense.

In the advanced reply mode, the titles are still showing up bold and left-aligned.

If you must list a title with every post, how about putting it in the table row to the left of the post number? That kludge, however, doesn't alter the fact that listing the same titles over and over constitutes spam. Surely, a competent PHP programmer could use a thread's posts to manipulate AdSense without changing the content users actually read.
This has absolutely nothing to do with Adsense.

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I like its purpose, but agree that it should only appear when hovering over the link itself.
So, are they showing up when NOT hovering over them? (Like The Bus, I'm assuming you're talking about the link title tags on the showforum page)
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Old 01-07-09, 12:40 PM
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Re: What's with the automatic titles in posts?

Originally Posted by IB-Dick View Post
So, are they showing up when NOT hovering over them? (Like The Bus, I'm assuming you're talking about the link title tags on the showforum page)
Looking at the source, the text is associated with the table entries and not the links...
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Old 01-07-09, 12:46 PM
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Re: What's with the automatic titles in posts?

I still would like to see a version with blinking titles or random bolded colors each time. It would increase participation in this thread, and I don't see how that could be a bad thing.

PS I appreciate the changes so far, IB-Dick.
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Old 01-07-09, 12:49 PM
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Re: What's with the automatic titles in posts?

<marquee><blink>Something like this, Thor?</blink></marquee>
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Old 01-07-09, 01:18 PM
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<blink>[color=green]test[/color]</blink>

can we put HTML or the BB code in the titles? This is a test...

EDIT - I guess not.
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Originally Posted by chuckd21 View Post
I, for one, welcome our new right justified thread title overlords.
Fixed.
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Old 01-07-09, 03:37 PM
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Re: What's with the automatic titles in posts?

I think we have now created a better internet! Add avatars of unlimited size, html in signatures (including flash apps), and titles that look like that and I'll be IN for premium!
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Old 01-07-09, 04:33 PM
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Re: What's with the automatic titles in posts?

*sigh*
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Old 01-07-09, 04:35 PM
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Ouch. I think internet sighs are harder to take than normal sighs. Far from a momentary collapse of breath, there it is for everyone to read. Permanently etched in a web log somewhere. Really hurts.
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Old 01-07-09, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by IB-Dick View Post
Google doesn't like it when you do that.
Google won't know a thing if you use javascript to set the CSS visibility.
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Old 01-07-09, 05:04 PM
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Re: What's with the automatic titles in posts?

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Change is okay if it serves a purpose and doesn't clutter things up.

I'll continue to make lemonade out of these lemons by constantly bastardizing my post titles. There's at least some entertainment value there.
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Old 01-07-09, 05:16 PM
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Re: What's with the automatic titles in posts?

Originally Posted by mnementh View Post
Google won't know a thing if you use javascript to set the CSS visibility.
I don't think you give Google enough credit. With as many AJAX enabled sites that are out there, Google does a pretty darn good job of reading js now.

We've got one site that was sandboxed because the majority of the site was hidden by default. It was a great user experience; if you want more information, you click and it's there. Google thought we were using hidden text to game it. We killed the feature and got released from penalty. Based on that experience, we removed similar features from other sites and saw much better placement in the SERPS.
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Old 01-07-09, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by UncleGramps View Post
Change is okay if it serves a purpose and doesn't clutter things up.

I'll continue to make lemonade out of these lemons by constantly bastardizing my post titles. There's at least some entertainment value there.

It never bothered me at all, but I'll admit it... I am having fun with it too.
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Old 01-07-09, 05:58 PM
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Re: What's with the automatic titles in posts?

Bronkster that is the greatest post of all time, and I bow to your creativity.
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Old 01-07-09, 06:00 PM
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Re: What's with the automatic titles in posts?

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Bronkster that is the greatest post of all time, and I bow to your creativity.
Now that we've had the greatest post of all time, can we keep to the subject of the thread?
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Old 01-07-09, 06:39 PM
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Just because I don't like it doesn't mean I can't have fun with it.

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Now that we've had the greatest post of all time, can we keep to the subject of the thread?
That's a good idea. Now, if only there were some way - seven pages later - for me to remember what the subject of the thread was.
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*sigh*
Did you honestly expect us to behave?!? Have you learned nothing?
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Re: What's with the automatic titles in posts?

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Bronkster that is the greatest post of all time, and I bow to your creativity.
Thanks, but I've been scuttled
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