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Re: Consider this: What makes a good node title?

by SamCG (Hermit)
on Nov 04, 2005 at 15:58 UTC ( #505751=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Consider this: What makes a good node title?

I can't imagine prejudicing the title against those who spell correctly is a good thing. I also have to believe that statistically, more people will spell a word correctly (or at least realize their mistake) than use any particular misspelling.

A title like "How do you reggex PERL" does tell you something about the poster, but certainly you would learn everything it tells you on reading the post itself. I don't see that as valuable information, and it's more likely to prejudice readers against the poster before they've even read the question.

Personally, I'd probably completely ignore a post with a title like "Program Line". Since most posts are responded to quite quickly, I think the more explicative title will cause it to draw more attention. I think it's also likely to make later searches easier rather than harder for most.


Comment on Re: Consider this: What makes a good node title?
Re^2: Consider this: What makes a good node title?
by sauoq (Abbot) on Nov 04, 2005 at 16:38 UTC
    I can't imagine prejudicing the title against those who spell correctly is a good thing. I also have to believe that statistically, more people will spell a word correctly (or at least realize their mistake) than use any particular misspelling.

    The belief you mention in your second sentence there is exactly the reason that the concern mentioned in your first sentence doesn't apply. People who spell correctly aren't losing anything by leaving titles as-is.

    -sauoq
    "My two cents aren't worth a dime.";
    

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