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REQUEST: Detailed Subject Lines, please!

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Doody, Apr 24, 2004.

  1. Doody

    Doody F1 Veteran

    Nov 16, 2001
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    Mr. Doody
    ladies & gents:

    as you all have noticed, traffic is "up" here on FerrariChat. as a result, that means we all have way more data to sift through.

    there's been a recent spate of posts with largely data-less subject lines. stuff like: "Help - I have a Question" and "PPI Questions" and "Has anybody seen this car".

    there's just too much traffic here to expect everybody to read every thread. and many active members are HAPPY to see a thread they can just ignore because it appears random.

    at a minimum, at least put the model (or models) information in the subject line, eg: "PPI Questions (348)". that way you'll attract the 348 people to pay attention - as well as the two folks who couldn't imagine having their morning coffee before they thought about some PPI issues ;).

    some sites and usenet groups try to formalize subject information via codes and formatting to focus the data. i don't think we're at that point - and that gets annoying.

    but if people can just include salient specifics in their subject line it'll mean BETTER RESPONSES for them because the people who care about such things will pay attention.

    doody.
     
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  3. wax

    wax Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Jul 20, 2003
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    Yup - let us "work smarter, not harder."
     
  4. evandaalen

    evandaalen Formula 3
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    Feb 7, 2004
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    Doody, I completely AGREE with your wise words!
     
  5. RussF

    RussF Karting

    Nov 1, 2003
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    I could not agree more. I get fed up with folks who want advice but do not list in the title or sometimes even in the text what model they are referring to. In an earlier post the person asking for advice said to go into his profile to find out the model number. In this and many other repects this forum needs some adult supervision. I am suprised by the number of juvenile posts that we have to sift through.
     

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