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jfb3
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:49 am    Post subject: Topic titles are too not long enough Reply with quote

When I can limit my title to 60 characters I can't then add [SOLVED] to the title when the issue is resolved.

As a community these forums deal with some incredibly complex issues.
Longer topic titles would allow us to properly title the discussions and make it easier to tell what any particular discussion was actually about without having to open just about every thread to check to see if it's relevant. (As a plus, that'll probably reduce load on the server!)
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'd also like it
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:50 am    Post subject: Re: Topic titles are too not long enough Reply with quote

jfb3 wrote:
When I can limit my title to 60 characters I can't then add [SOLVED] to the title when the issue is resolved.

That's essentially dependent on how long your original topic is.

jfb3 wrote:
Longer topic titles would allow us to properly title the discussions and make it easier to tell what any particular discussion was actually about without having to open just about every thread to check to see if it's relevant.

Agreed, although there is one downside I see. Topic titles which are too long can start taking multiple lines on smaller resolutions, thus making the layout not as pretty. It's simply an aesthetic issue though.

It's ultimately up to the administrators, but I'm personally fine with the 60 character limit.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here's an idea... make a feature for the forums, similar to bugzilla, where the topic creator can mark the thread as solved with a dropdown box? this would keep the topic size down, or even if the person maxes the limit, it won't impose too much on the system. (maybe in the max limit case, the addon could strip the end of the topic to make room for the [solved])
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the title limit is awful.
make it longer

PS: or you guys read and write in Chinese
A Chinese tweet within 140 chars can tell a story.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nowadays, monitors smaller than 1024*768 are numbered.

1 tiny monitors deserved ugly look, it's ok then.
2 even 1024 wide, can fit 70 chars title.
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