ok? is this a topic for discussion or an FAQ? maybe it should be the in sticky section?
I think the most important thing for a thread title is to be something snappy that catches peoples attention. I like to make it vague and not really give away what it's about so people have to click on it, and then once they do, then they will see what the topic is about and understand the meaning of the title.
I thought you were asking for humorous suggestions.
Humorous suggestions would be totally appropriate and welcome in this thread.
A number of people have told me that the threads with titles like "yay" or "argh" or "douchebags" are bothering them because they really don't know what they would be clicking on and the inside of the thread has nothing to do with the outside. You wouldn't want to think you were buying apples and get foie gras, ya know.
I think this is a reasonable complaint and would like to oblige them and I feel the goatse rule really suggests this in spirit anyway.
Disclaimer: As well as other very informative and thought provoking content. And I'm sure the girls in your smut are very intelligent, and to have a conversation with them would be an enlightening experience. [/covermyass]
I dunno, I often find that if the entire essence - or something that I can imagine could be the entire essence - of a thread is given away in the title, I no longer feel like clicking it; and years of paying attention to this on various fora around the internet suggest that many others work the same way. Your suggestion is practically sound in the consideration of effective communication of information, but I'm not sure that it stands in a psychological, recreational context.
On your newswire threads, you always post the first 3 or 4 sentences of the article in the title. Why don't you do that with everybody's regular threads? Than everybody would know what the thread is basically about before they click on it.
For instance, your last news article's title was "True Confessions and a Bottle of Rum Rock Me Like a Hurricane ". The pirate part I get, but the rest of the title would be confusing as to what this article is about. Reading the first few sentences let's the reader know if they want to go further and check it out.