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A great PDF from the U. of Penn library:
Thanks to Paynt for the links.
Because titles show up on :
on the active list,
they go on the title of the page,
they get indexed by search engines,
they go into the site search engine, and finally
they go into new post notifications.
They are used by everyone when viewing forums.
This $#*$&^#*$ Program is SOOO Stinky!
NN makes my page look funny! HELP!
Need help with table margins...
Netscape splits up my carefully sliced graphics!
Not only will the second title make more sense to potentialy helpful answer-mongers hunting for people to enlighten, but when someone else has the same problem you have, and they search for answers on Google, the WebmasterWorld site search, or elsewhere, they may actually find your thread, thanks to your wonderful, descriptive, keyword-rich title and description!
Hence, think about title's, instead of doing what i do, which is think of something i need to know or wish to inform about, and making a stupid title, which does eventually get another post, but i tell you the forums are a lonely place when u don't give an informtative and recognisable title.
I choose to read topics here, just as Joe Surfer picks a site on some SERP.
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<meta desc...content =". input form">
<body>post text area input</body>
I wonder if that will jog people into thinking of post titles as page titles?
Good descriptive titles should come easy. But somehow I believe that those who have difficulty describing a topic regarding a particular problem, may not have thought the problem through to begin with. :)