posted on Aug, 30 2006 @ 03:22 PM
Sometimes the Title of your thread will dictate the response you may recieve.
Attention grabbers are always something to strive for, without going over the top.
As Umbrax said, Titles like:
creating a great title for your thread
CREATING A GREAT TITLE FOR YOUR THREAD!!!!
will rarely be accepted with open arms. Something I try to do with General Forums is leave the topic alittle open. If I were to create a thread
about my favorite band The Beatles, I would do something like this:
The Beatles & Their Music
Something over the top would be:
BEATLES! Best band ever!
So my thoughts would be try not to restrict your thread in the title, leave alittle room for discussion. A thread that is going to be controversial,
I would always try to stay partially neutral in the thread title. Why? Well if you post something controversial with a one sided title, members will
be posting without even reading your initial post. The flames will be shooting as soon as their eyes hit your title, quickly skim, at best, your post
and then fire back at you.
So if it is controversial, leave that whammy! until your post. Atleast this way those who are responding, will atleast have to read your post
before they can fire at you.
George Bush is the WORST President ever!!
Believe me this has been hit again and again on ATS, members will respond to your thread the same way they have the last hundred threads that have
said this. So what I did when I created a Bush thread was this:
Bush: Was It Bad Timing?
Now this way I can elaborate my opinions on Bush, still while getting respectful opinions from both sides of the coin. I'm not pointing the finger,
yet still getting the opinion across.
I Applaud Umbrax for initiating this thread, alot of times good threads go under before they had a chance, Only due to the radical title the author
had given it. Hopefully some of this information helps a member.