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Old 01-05-09, 12:28 PM
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Re: What's with the automatic titles in posts?

IB-Dick, did you hit another switch when you turned on the thread icons...
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Re: What's with the automatic titles in posts?

^ because these titles are coming up in each post now.
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Re: What's with the automatic titles in posts?

Test

EDIT: Yep.
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Old 01-05-09, 12:56 PM
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Re: What's with the automatic titles in posts?

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IB-Dick, did you hit another switch when you turned on the thread icons...
Yup... and for a specific reason. Unless there is a huge blowback from you guys about it, there is benefit to having them turned on.

So, the question is to you guys..... does it really bother you guys THAT much?
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It's mildly annoying but it's not that big of a deal. I'm sure if it's left on then I won't even notice them within a couple weeks.
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Re: What's with the automatic titles in posts?

nope....fine by me
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Re: What's with the automatic titles in posts?

I'm sure it's something we could get used to...just seems so redundant to see the thread title repeated over and over again as you scroll down.

Are we supposed to guess what the reason/benefit is behind the switch?
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Re: What's with the automatic titles in posts?

Originally Posted by WallyOPD View Post
It's mildly annoying but it's not that big of a deal. I'm sure if it's left on then I won't even notice them within a couple weeks.
Hey...your response didn't have the title in the post...
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It's pretty annoying. Between the avatars, the sigs, the countdowns, and now these titles, the site is getting really visually crowded.
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Originally Posted by cardsfan111 View Post
Hey...your response didn't have the title in the post...
You can manually take it out if you want to.
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Re: What's with the automatic titles in posts?

And now you can add images to signatures too.
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Originally Posted by The Bus View Post
And now you can add images to signatures too.
If that's the case then I hope IB allows us a way to turn off signature images in our settings. I'd rather not turn off all sigs but I'll have to if a bunch of images start showing up in them.
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Old 01-05-09, 01:29 PM
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Re: What's with the automatic titles in posts?

about the same time as this, i noticed the forums have descriptions on every page...like above i see: Forum Feedback and Support Post forum feedback and related problems, here.
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meh most message boards have them anyway
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Old 01-05-09, 01:38 PM
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Re: What's with the automatic titles in posts?

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And now you can add images to signatures too.
That's been turned off.

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about the same time as this, i noticed the forums have descriptions on every page...like above i see: Forum Feedback and Support Post forum feedback and related problems, here.
That was also done by me for similar reasons.

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Are we supposed to guess what the reason/benefit is behind the switch?
Yes.

Just kidding. This was done to increase the keyword density on the page. It should help with search engine rankings. The descriptions have been added to help categorize the content of the page and should help define the overall page hierarchy of the forum. Also done for search engine optimization.
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Aw fuck. After I spent like fifteen minutes doing this for my sig:

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Re: What's with the automatic titles in posts?

Also, just an FYI... Beyond the SEO aspect of the Re: stuff, I read an article probably a year back about optimizing a site for tabbed browsing, which has obviously become more and more popular over the years. It discussed the benefit of having those types of annotations on the page so that people bouncing between tabs don't have to scroll to the top of the page to remember the context of the thread they are reading (it was more about comment systems on blogs, but same general idea). My personal thought was "duh, just look at the page title," but redundancy is often a better approach.
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the title bar in every post doesn't bother me.

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Aw fuck. After I spent like fifteen minutes doing this for my sig:

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Awe.... I'm sorry.
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Old 01-05-09, 01:45 PM
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Re: What's with the automatic titles in posts?

Well, at least let me add a positive:

I do like how quoting works now.
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Re: What's with the automatic titles in posts?

I find this annoying.
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Well, at least let me add a positive:

I do like how quoting works now.
what's different from before?
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Old 01-05-09, 02:52 PM
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Re: What's with the automatic titles in posts?

I personally think it is annoying.
I do have a different request that I think would be more helpful if only slightly. Can we have "thread Starter" under the username . Macrumors uses this and I have found it helpful when answering questions and responding to the right person and helps keep from someone else hijacking the thread.

p.s I also like post previews especially when it comes to forums with trade threads

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Old 01-05-09, 03:03 PM
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Re: What's with the automatic titles in posts?

On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd rank this incredibly annoying.
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Old 01-05-09, 03:15 PM
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No more quick replies for me...

... I for one can't stand the auto-included titles.

I will be making a conscious effort to remove them from my posts.

They are quite annoying, I know what thread I am in... I don't need to be reminded every post..
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