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Thread: Please be more discriptive in your topic titles

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    Hi!!! :D:D:D

    Many people try searching for our posts/threads, but if our title to our new quilt is : "Daughters New Quilt" and it is a beautiful Kaleidoscope quilt, and someone does a search to find this Kaleidoscope beauty, it will not appear in a search for Kaleidoscopes. Maybe we could write "Daughters New Kaleidoscope Quilt"

    The same with questions/tips "Grrr my machine is acting up!!!" Gets us immediately commiserating with you and our attention, but if it said "My thread is looping, what do I do?" And begin our question with Grrrrr my machine is acting up and...... answers and comments will still be forthcoming :D:D:D
    Then someone else can search "thread looping" and be able to find good info.

    Many awesome topics are being lost due to not being able to find them... and that is so sad and at times frustrating.


    On another note... Admin has asked us not to bump our topics, and this time of year we get more posts than any other time of year, quickly filling the pages. Bumping our old posts can bury the news ones to other pages and it is not fair to those who are currently posting, if we can't see them and comment or answer their questions. And if we are more descriptive in our titles, these older posts can be easily found in a search. :D:D:D

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    Thanks for the information...I can see what you mean :).
    What is bumping?
    Sharon

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    I think your ideas on more descriptive titles is great.

    I am confused about the "bumping". I am assuming this is when an old topic is pulled to the "recent topics" list again, by someone commenting on that topic.

    If this is correct, how do we comment on these old topics (ex: did you get that problem solved, quilt finished, etc) - without bumping it in front of new topics? Should we just PM the person?

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    Admin has asked us not to bump our topics
    Does this refer to the original poster making a comment for no other reason than to put their post back at the top of the list?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    Admin has asked us not to bump our topics
    Does this refer to the original poster making a comment for no other reason than to put their post back at the top of the list?
    yes, that is it, or someone else doing it... or just typing in bump...or just adding words that are not adding to the running conversation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammatjr
    I think your ideas on more descriptive titles is great.

    I am confused about the "bumping". I am assuming this is when an old topic is pulled to the "recent topics" list again, by someone commenting on that topic.

    If this is correct, how do we comment on these old topics (ex: did you get that problem solved, quilt finished, etc) - without bumping it in front of new topics? Should we just PM the person?
    Commenting on the topic or asking further questions, is not bumping. It is perfectly fine to comment on any topic at any time :D:D:D

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    Oh, thanks for explaining. I understand now.

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    You are welcome :D:D:D

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    Got it...thanks.

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    With all due respect, amma, if the word 'kaleidoscope' is mentioned anywhere within the thread, the search will pick it up. The search word does not have to be in the title.

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    That is a great idea. It will save time when checking posts for subjects you are interested in.

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    That is true ghost rider,the new board does do better with searches :D but in some posts there are not many or any key words mentioned. Just comments like beautiful fabrics, pattern, design, colors, I love it, and such. The patterns name is not even mentioned.

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    I just typed into search, "thread breaking" and there were many topics listed....quite a few were only titled "Thread" so a person would have to open and read these even though they are about buying different threads,and other thread topics, not issues with thread. If these were "thread shredding" "thread is linty" etc, it makes it much faster to browse through these topics to find what you are looking for.

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    Some topic titles are so obscure, I don't even know what the person was thinking - absolutely useless or misleading. The search function is only as good as the words you put in your titles and posts, so descriptive titles help everyone eventually!

    Thanks for bringing this up, Amma!

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    Your welcome Moonpi.... also the people on dial up, it takes them much longer to weed through topics to find what they are looking for.

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    If you get a PM request, you can always PM the url to them too :D:D:D

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    But Amma, I can not spell.....Kaleidoscope! LOL

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    Neither can I beachlady!!! LMBO I probably miss spell it more than I get it correct :oops:

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    Thanks for bring this up Amma. I pass over a lot of messages in pages of unread messages because of titles not descriptive enough to get my interest in what it might contain.

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    I am one of those on dial up, and this would help a lot!

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    Those are both very valid points... :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    I am one of those on dial up, and this would help a lot!
    Ditto

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    Do those of you with dial up, tend to skip over topics without good descriptions? Would you be more apt to go to them if you knew what was there, due to the slowness of your connections?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Do those of you with dial up, tend to skip over topics without good descriptions? Would you be more apt to go to them if you knew what was there, due to the slowness of your connections?
    Yes!

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    yes, also I have found myself looking at something I had already looked at, because the title didn't say what it was really about. If it says quilt i made for my grandaughter, i might not remember it, but if it says 'butterfly quilt' then I would remember

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