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Re: Dingbats in node titles: What's your opinion

by talexb (Canon)
on Feb 28, 2002 at 15:46 UTC ( #148249=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Dingbats in node titles: What's your opinion

Long answer: If we consider merlyn's motivation, it seems that he wanted to identify his own posts, I suppose in order to be able to skip them. Since Newest Nodes lists the name of the poster, I'm not sure why he needs to do this. I kinda wish merlyn had commented on this -- but I understand his schedule may not permit visiting PM as often as some.

Perhaps the solution would be to add (authour) to the end of a title found by Super Search, as Newest Nodes does. Dingbats would then be unnecessary.

Short answer: I prefer not to see them; reply titles are complicated enough already.

--t. alex

"There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom!" --Marvin the Martian

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by merlyn (Sage) on Feb 28, 2002 at 20:06 UTC
    My brief comment (because I'm on my way out the door, as usual {grin}):

    I dislike the tagging of (Tye) and (Ovid). I think "Suggestion for post-naming convention" is now a bad idea, especially since I can link to a specific article with the later-added [id://21814].

    I'll admit, part of my motivation for adding • to my posts was to bring this to a head. I want all tagging stopped. I also want the re-stacking stopped. If there's some value to know that I contributed up-thread to a posting, then let's get the interface to do it, instead of having to do it by mangling a subject.

    My $0.02.

    -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

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