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Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Deleted subject lines. on 05/25/2011 22:32:16 MDT Print View

Why do people do this? Replacing the subject line with ... is annoying. You don't know if the post is worth reading or not, or what if anything it pertains to. End rant.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Deleted subject lines. on 05/26/2011 05:15:49 MDT Print View

Mods need to remind them not to do that, just like they reminded me in the past.

Jason Acker
(NWCLIMBER199) - F
Maybe on 05/31/2011 11:11:38 MDT Print View

this feature should be removed. I also don't like the fact that you can change subject lines. Or maybe make it so the original thread title is what always shows up in the last post display.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Maybe on 05/31/2011 11:24:23 MDT Print View

"I also don't like the fact that you can change subject lines."

But you just did it!

j lan
(justaddfuel) - F

Locale: MN
Re: Re: Maybe on 05/31/2011 11:41:42 MDT Print View

Try using the "Recent Threads" link on the right, instead of "Recent Posts", world of difference for me:
http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/forums/recent_threads.html

George Matthews
(gmatthews) - MLife
Re: Deleted subject lines. on 06/01/2011 18:20:26 MDT Print View

Ken,

Would it be OK to have ... in the subject line if we are discussing having ... in the subject line?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Deleted subject lines. on 06/01/2011 19:13:20 MDT Print View

As long as you're on topic I don't see why not George;-b

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Added Subject Line on 06/01/2011 19:31:05 MDT Print View

I would prefer to just leave the original subject line in but I'm forced to add a subject line every time I respond to the post.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Added Subject Line on 06/01/2011 19:35:30 MDT Print View

Not sure why that is. When I hit the respond, it automatically fills in the subject line, as above......

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Added Subject Line on 06/01/2011 19:39:43 MDT Print View

Ah, I get it now. And now I think I understand why others just put dots or something.

If you use the "Post Reply" link, then the subject line doesn't autofill. But if you use the little icon to the right of the subject line of the message you're replying to to respond, it autofills the subject line with Re: at the beginning.

Perhaps they should mimic the autofill for the "Post Reply" link as well.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Added Subject Line on 06/01/2011 19:40:31 MDT Print View

Yes but if you hit the post reply button on the bottom it does not.

nanook ofthenorth
(nanookofthenorth) - MLife
when they fix that... on 06/01/2011 20:42:36 MDT Print View

I'll stop doing it. Until then - if your looking at recent posts you can read the thread title and forum to the right.

Edited by nanookofthenorth on 06/01/2011 20:45:55 MDT.