posted on Jul, 2 2008 @ 10:21 AM
From time to time everyone has been disappointed in the title of a thread.
Many times it's because of sensationalistic flare, or obvious factual disconnect between what is represented by the title as opposed to the content.
Other times they can be just plain offensive or trivial and off-topic.
I know moderators examine such things and, in the extreme cases, will impose a rewrite of the title - many doing it themselves without the posters
I have heard it said, time and time again, that the 'original' title as presented by the source is 'supposed' to be used. It is to this maxim
that I address my concern.
When I create a thread, I want to indicate what the subject is and present the direction or inclination of my accompanying comments. I feel that by
directly quoting the source title, I would not be serving the point of the thread. Especially since the 'source' may be guilty of the taking
editorial liberties of which I don't approve.
Are we allowed to exercise our own preferred verbiage, or MUST we be constrained external editorial license? Should someone else be able to dictate
what the thread title should be? Or have I missed some dialogs about this previously? I couldn't find this topic using the search function.
[edit on 2-7-2008 by Maxmars]