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To expect a thread title to give some clue about the contents??

(65 Posts)
janeainsworth Mon 04-Mar-13 22:59:14

Does anyone else get exasperated by title threads such as 'I can see some logic in this' or 'could we have' or 'quite interesting lol' or 'I'm glad about this' or 'doing it alone' - titles which could mean almost anything?
A recurring theme is how much time we addicts waste spend on Gransnet and I get cross when I open a thread with a mysterious title, only to find its something inconsequential that I'm not interested in.
Worst of all is when the mystery title introduces a message which contains only a hyperlink to some article which I then have to click on, and then wait till the link opens before discovering I'm not interested in that either!
Rant over!

soop Tue 05-Mar-13 14:01:23

With you there, nanaej and Ana...
vegasmags hmm confused What's not to like? It's a forum. Nothing needs to be passed by a vote in parliament.

Notso Tue 05-Mar-13 14:24:47

I think it's much nicer to keep things easy going and informal....and dare I say random? smile

soop Tue 05-Mar-13 14:53:09

High-five Notso smile

Goose Tue 05-Mar-13 16:44:39

...make that a High-tengrin

Wheniwasyourage Tue 05-Mar-13 16:55:35

I agree with JessM and would also appreciate an introduction to a link. However, we are all different, and while some people have the choice to start with just a link, I have the choice not to click on it. so what was the point in my posting this, exactly? confused (Wanders off, humming quietly.)

Butty Tue 05-Mar-13 18:01:39

notso High fifteen.....

Galen Tue 05-Mar-13 18:03:34


vegasmags Tue 05-Mar-13 18:36:21

soop I have not suggested there should be any change,new rules or whatever. The OP asked if anyone else was exasperated, and I said I was. What's wrong with that? confused

Anne58 Tue 05-Mar-13 18:50:56

Oh heavens, has anyone got some tweezers, please?!

MargaretX Tue 05-Mar-13 19:19:32

How about Jinglenet (J08) for some and Gransnet where we serious ones could write in proper headings and enjoy discussing things at length.

j08 Tue 05-Mar-13 19:25:05

Hello MargaretX. smile

Nelliemoser Tue 05-Mar-13 19:25:18

It shouldn't be too vague but I think "rules" would be dreadful.
I like the ways some threads eventually wander off topic and become funny and slightly surreal. That is what happens in normal conversations. Strict controls would make it very boring and proper.

j08 Tue 05-Mar-13 19:25:44

Oh, do put that to HQ! I like that! smile

j08 Tue 05-Mar-13 19:26:02

that was to MargaretX

absent Tue 05-Mar-13 19:28:26

I suspect that some people find it a bit irritating to look at the active thread and find:

This is nice

This is funny

This is silly but interesting

This is odd

Why should I

Does anybody care


merlotgran Tue 05-Mar-13 19:29:09

Jinglenet versus Gransnet?

Where's Harry Hill when you need him?

j08 Tue 05-Mar-13 19:30:48

shock Absent!!! OMG! It's really getting personal now. grin

Galen Tue 05-Mar-13 19:34:34

I like surreal!

Notso Tue 05-Mar-13 20:02:22

I like surreal's bizarre grin

Ana Tue 05-Mar-13 20:04:28

Why on earth would it be irritating? confused

Bags Tue 05-Mar-13 20:05:01

Same here. Bitta bizarre is good. What a strange word bizarre is!

Bags Tue 05-Mar-13 20:06:11

According to Chambers, it's from Basque. So that explains it.

Grannylin Tue 05-Mar-13 20:29:48

This has absolutely nothing to do with the OP.Last week we rented a fabulous cottage in the Lake District.I rang the day before to tell the owner we were unsure what time we would be arriving.He said it didn't matter as he always left the keys in the door and lived nearby. On arrival there was tea, coffee, shortbread and a bottle of wine, plus coal and logs for the fire.We paid no deposit and there were no rules.We didn't see him and we left the keys in the door when we left.The most relaxing holiday ever.It's how I imagine Gransnet wink

Galen Tue 05-Mar-13 20:37:25

What a lovely simile!smile

Notso Tue 05-Mar-13 20:48:41