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Skeptic04 Mar 2017 2:46 p.m. PST

Recently, I've had to trim the subject lines of quite a few new posts. They weren't that long, but they were, apparently, too long for TMP. Shortening them really made them less descriptive of the posts. How about enabling longer titles on TMP?

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2017 3:02 p.m. PST

Attributed to Mark Twain, Lincoln and Pascal:
"I am sorry I wrote such a long letter. I didn't have time to write a short one."
Or, brevity is the soul of wit.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2017 3:05 p.m. PST

Totally d'accord…


Amicalement
Armand

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2017 4:56 p.m. PST

Twain? Thief!

Yes, said, originally, by Blaise Pascal, The Provincial Letters in 1657.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member04 Mar 2017 5:36 p.m. PST

Having space to write longer titles would be a benefit to people that cannot seem to write shorter posts in the allotted space that is provided for them to write their post in while properly conveying the idea that they wish to convey in the message that they are attempting to get across to the readers who would be interested in reading that very post in the space provided for just such a reason.

steamingdave4705 Mar 2017 1:42 a.m. PST

No, just no.

sjwalker38 Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2017 1:46 a.m. PST

Hardly a priority I would think?

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2017 5:00 a.m. PST

…but.probably a minute's work if Bill decides thats what he wants to do

sjwalker38 Supporting Member of TMP05 Mar 2017 5:03 a.m. PST

But tinkering with The Code will let The Bug escape again – better to leave things as they are, just in case.

Skeptic05 Mar 2017 7:40 a.m. PST

Longer subject lines should enable greater specificity to posts' contents.

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2017 1:52 a.m. PST

Some people can't even right a good title for their post now. I doubt more characters would help them.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Mar 2017 4:36 p.m. PST

Longer titles enable longer titles.

Thought enables increased specificity and clarity.

Skeptic07 Mar 2017 10:22 a.m. PST

@etotheipi: Perhaps, but when the thought entails a few specific polysyllabic terms…?

dantheman Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2017 12:48 p.m. PST

Nope. Keep,t short.

Skeptic10 Mar 2017 8:54 a.m. PST

Ha ha ha, then people may continue to be surprised to find posts that are quite unlike what their subject lines may suggest, while posters who are looking for specific answers may not reach those who could provide them…

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