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Posted 06/15/2016   1:10 pm  Show Profile Check Stamps1962's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add Stamps1962 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
How long has there been a rule about thread titles having to be 20 characters long. I got dinged on this today and when I went back to correct, everything I'd typed in my post had been deleted! Seems sort of draconian.

Not complaining so much about the rule, just the fact that this board deleted an entire post I'd spent a lot of time working on. Can this be changed to preserve what contributors type while correcting the title?
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Posted 06/15/2016   1:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It was tested thoroughly on all browsers before deploying. The back button and link to go back always preserved the post.

I was done because I got tired of "Help" for a title. Titles need to be descriptive.

Since implementing this the quality of titles has gone up dramatically.

I will see about implementing a counter next to the box.
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Posted 06/15/2016   1:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That was a great idea Bobby. Thanks for what you do.
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Posted 06/15/2016   2:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I also like the idea of more descriptive titles, as there were too many with too vague questions. Good job, and adding a counter would be a great idea.
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Posted 06/15/2016   3:00 pm  Show Profile Check Stamps1962's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Stamps1962 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Like I said, not complaining so much about the rule itself but what happened in my case. I clicked on the 'go back and fix this' link and the comments had been tossed along with the title. May be some glitch, anyway thought the mods should be aware of a possible issue. I worked ten minutes on that post. Not happy...
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Posted 06/15/2016   3:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I do apologize for that. Over the next few days I'll work on some warning text and a counter..
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Posted 06/15/2016   4:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I thinks it's done.
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