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    What is Up with Newbie Non-Starters for Thread Titles?

    Checking the first six pages of threads in the Newbie Playpen (6 x 20 threads per page), I find the following: 13 out of 120 (that's a little over 10% peeps) have these lovely "titles" ---

    "I need your help urgently, as i cant manage to name a thread properly!"

    "Oh, the heartache!! Can someone help me title this thread correctly??"

    "Some more hacking to go..."

    "a "stupid" thread title "

    "some help making a more descriptive thread title appreciated"

    "newbie needs help and can't title this thread thanks"

    "Can any one help this poor noob come up with a better thread title!!"

    "Help I can't be descriptive in my thread title"

    "help me please my thread title is horrible"

    "So much fail in this thread title!!!!!!! I need help"

    "newbie needs help making a thread title thanks"

    "Watch out, there's a poorly titled thread about."

    "what to do Im too lazy to think of a thread title"


    ^And the sad thing is most of these are from different users, not one trying to be "cute." I do believe this is an all-time high FAIL level of non-information. And users honestly expect help? If they get it, it's in spite of this silliness --- mostly because users want to help others (even those who can't help themselves). Maybe this is the mods being "humorous," I'd certainly prefer that to users who'd put such titles to these threads. This is really sad... shouldn't there be a requirement of some form of standards on thread titles? Is this mod playfulness, or really newbie-named threads? Please tell me the former, I beg you...
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    I'm fairly certain it's a new approach by the mods to get newer users to be more descriptive with their titles. Check out the "last edited by" for those threads to see they were edited by a mod last. And thanks for listing those, individually they stick out like sore thumbs but listed out back-to-back they're quite funny.
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    I was wondering the same thing when I started noticing those titles. 1 or 2 of them could actually be renamed to "EPIC FAIL, read this to learn what not to do" or "quick everybody come laugh at this guy"
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    Epic Fail of the Month (both in terms of title thread and actual content) go to this gent and his thread. EPIC, I tell ya.

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    Ithian:

    I suspected as such, some of it smacks quite handily of Teal'C's tireless work

    My only question or observation is believe it or not, none of them even QUESTION or remark on the renaming of their threads; that's the more telling sign of the depths of newbiedom fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightstah View Post
    Epic Fail of the Month (both in terms of title thread and actual content) go to this gent and his thread. EPIC, I tell ya.
    Oh man I couldn't believe that guy was for real. I thought it was a joke thread. Uninstalling all your IOS, where some of these people get their hair-brained ideas is beyond me.

    I suspected as such, some of it smacks quite handily of Teal'C's tireless work

    My only question or observation is believe it or not, none of them even QUESTION or remark on the renaming of their threads; that's the more telling sign of the depths of newbiedom fail.
    lol I've noticed that too. It's like they don't even see it. But then I suppose they're still trying to figure out why uninstalling the system menu made the screen go black.
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    You noticed my handiwork then. I didn't start it but I find it fun to edit their titles. Hope I can keep them fresh and funny. We'll probably start RR people eventually when it no longer is fun.

    How on earth do they not pass comment? Noobs. FAIL. Enough said.

    Should we tell them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tealc View Post
    You noticed my handiwork then. I didn't start it but I find it fun to edit their titles. Hope I can keep them fresh and funny. We'll probably start RR people eventually when it no longer is fun.

    How on earth do they not pass comment? Noobs. FAIL. Enough said.

    Should we tell them?
    If they can't notice the obvious then why should you tell'em. I think its hilarious
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    I actually get disappointed if I can't find at least one thread title to rename. After months of being a member trying to help ppl out, all I saw were threads titled "OMG someone, help!!!" or "Help this newbie out". Only to find they were simple things I could have known the solution for just by looking at a properly titled thread.
    I think we should actually have a different section of the forums that we can just move those threads to. Name that section something like "Wow, good luck with all that".
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    More like the "File [Fail?] 13 Section," indeed.

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