One user creates a topic; hundreds or thousands may read it. Who wins? :)
Yes, you are right. Indeed, I feel so overwhelmed by hundreds and thousands of accidental readers that I have given up. Nec Hercules contra plures. :):)
It's been there for about 8 years now.
Out-of-the-blue sticking to the rules set 8 years ago but ignored so far isn`t a move for a better forum in my opinion.
I spent the last several days going through thousands of topics to make sure the titles are correct.
You deserve real credit for that, indeed.
So you're right that we didn't care too much about topic titles in the Off-topic section in the past, but that's going to change.
...I would be really on cloud nine if you cared for antiPolish trolling in the forum in the same way as you are going to care about topic titles.. :):)
When you create a new thread, you are supposed to be like a reporter. A reporter's goal is to present the content in a logical, relevant, and easy to follow way.
No, I strongly disagree. Setting this rule for posters to be like reporters you constrain the ones who want to be like bloggers from time to time. That was the idea behind these threads of mine like: "It hurts" etc - mock microblogging with versatile light content.
Would you read a newspaper that feature titles like: "Funny!", "Weather", "Good one", "Problem", "War", "Winning", "Pitty" etc.? I'm sure you would not.
I would if they were created by an intelligent person. :):):)
Then put yourself in the position of your readers too.
I care about readers who are frequent visitors to the forum and who know who is who and what is what here. I don`t care about accidental tourists who drop by once a year.
That way everybody will be happy :
No, I am not happy about it. During my previous voluntary suspensions I missed the forum very much and couldn`t wait to rejoin . Now I don`t give a sh..t and the only reason I come round is the need to reproduce some relevant info from my posts here in order to use somewhere else.
PS. I am really appalled by my lack of interest in the forum as it is now. Does it mean I have stopped being young in heart and become an old fogy instead? :(:(:(: It is a completely new situation for me and I still don`t know how to deal with it..... Sorry, guys, I hope things will change for better...