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Re: Considering nodes for re-titling

by Errto (Vicar)
on Jan 06, 2005 at 00:41 UTC ( #419780=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Considering nodes for re-titling

As a relatively recent arrival to Level 6: Friar I've noticed one particularly unhealthy pattern: requests to retitle SoPW nodes because the OP had some problem code but misunderstood where the problem is. In other words, the suggested title reflects the answers to the question, rather than the question itself as the OP understood it.

To me, the importance of this goes beyond respecting authorship. The reason for preserving such titles is that a future seeker with a similar problem is probably more likely to frame their query in the way the OP did than in what the responses reflected. Please take care not to change the meaning of titles in this way.

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[hippo]: That was around April 1994. Fun times.
[hippo]: They had purchased some shiny new 486 DXs the year before but crippled them by installing Win 3.1. I demo'd Linux with X on them to the department head and got the go-ahead to wipe Windows and install the new hotness.
[marto]: glory days ;)

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