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Re: Q re nodes' subjects

by castaway (Parson)
on Feb 07, 2005 at 10:48 UTC ( #428620=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Q re nodes' subjects

I don't have a problem with changing node titles in followups, but I'd prefer that the change include the previous title (eg "Details of.. " or "Details (was: Re: .. )"..

The reason for this lies in how the simple search works (the box at the top of the page), it searches in node/reply titles only.. Thus if you remove all the key words, that node won't show up in a search result. Yes, the root node will, but people may not click on search results that appear to have no answers/followups..

So yes, while nodes/replies are kept together via the thread mechanism, the search methods (both of them), treat each node and reply individually.. So please keep meaningful titles, and not one-word ones..

C.

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Re^2: Q re nodes' subjects
by blazar (Canon) on Feb 07, 2005 at 10:58 UTC
    Thank you for the clarification!

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