Retitling is a community process, people vote on the consideration. so normally there is a good reason to do it, and if not, itīs not likely to happen.
I've been watching the consideration process lately, and I don't think I'm alone (Don't Retitle This Node
) in thinking that retitling happens too often. Search is often given as the answer for why retitling is done, but I find those arguments weak. If a monk thinks a title could be worded better, he has the option of replying to the OP with the better title for his own sub-node (instead of the default "Re^11: blah blah
"). In fact everyone who so desires can do this, resulting in a cornucopia of titles for Seekers of Wisdom to search for. Another reason given for node retitling, is that one word titles screw up searching. But this leads me to believe that search in the Monastery is broken, not one word node titles. Of course, this is all premised on the belief that newbs spend their time searching the archives before posting (something which also seems disputable).
Before retitling you normally get a message from a janitor that tells you what is going to happen. You then have to chance to argue against it.
Hmm. I didn't seem to get a msg from a janitor. Do I then merely have to convice this person, or every janitor?
May I ask what the original and the new title of the node was?
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is the node in question.
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