Repeating topic title in each post..

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Should the subject line be removed from post-replies?

Yes please. No need to enlarge the db with repeating text.
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No thanks, I prefer it the way it is now.
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Re: Repeating topic title in each post..

Post by keith10456 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:36 am

+1 for removing it.

Reasons For Removing:
  • It adds unnecessary difficulty to following thread (with it added)
  • No benefit search engine wise
  • Even if you merge topics, if someone renamed their subtopic, you still won't be able to track where it came from
  • You would still be able to easily link to subtopics

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Re: Repeating topic title in each post..

Post by Master_Cylinder » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:08 am

mrgtb wrote:RE: is not a standard, take this topic on XenForo and see how no RE: is used in replies.

http://xenforo.com/community/threads/wh ... ost-781263
I don't care what other forums use. When people see RE: they know it's a reply. It's been that way for decades.

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Re: Repeating topic title in each post..

Post by Louis7777 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:58 am

We could at least hide the subject field from the quick reply.

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Re: Repeating topic title in each post..

Post by Master_Cylinder » Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:21 am

Louis7777 wrote:We could at least hide the subject field from the quick reply.
+1 for that...
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Re: Repeating topic title in each post..

Post by Sumanai » Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:40 am

My opinion-default topic title should be empty. The user must be able to fill it.
When messages are transferred or association can prescribe those headlines memos theme of which was transferred (if it is not full).
Without a title in every post theme looks much better, especially on mobile devices.
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Re: Repeating topic title in each post..

Post by mrgtb » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:53 am

Master_Cylinder wrote:It's been that way for decades.
And why it probably needs a rethink now in 3.1. Things change for the better.
DavidIQ wrote:One reason it's there is for when you merge two topics. Helps to track where the posts came from.
But seriously, does anyone really care where a post got merged from? Not from my experience of running forums for 20 years they don't. plus if your merging two topics together, then one of them is vanishing and makes no sense showing thread title in posts for that other topic now gone (merged with another). And you only end up with a new thread title and posts all showing a different thread title because they still show different titles from other topics they got merged from originally. Rather confusing to say the least for people reading the new topic. It certainly not a good reason to leave it as is.
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Re: Repeating topic title in each post..

Post by DavidIQ » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:28 am

Was just giving a reason as to why it's there since apparently everyone here thought it to just be there because the developers thought it would be pretty and had no purpose. It was not given as a reason to keep it.
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Re: Repeating topic title in each post..

Post by Kamahl19 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:47 am

If merger topics are the only reason to display repeating topic title, then it should be shown only in merged topics. It is easy to do and makes viewtopic much simpler.

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Post by Dragosvr92 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:13 pm

Master_Cylinder wrote: I don't care what other forums use. When people see RE: they know it's a reply. It's been that way for decades.
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Its not rocket science to know that all the other messages that follow after the main topic-post are replies to it.
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Re: Repeating topic title in each post..

Post by PayBas » Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:49 pm

I'd also rather have a small icon to indicate that a post has been moved into the current topic, than having the title repeated over and over and over. ;)

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