Changing the Title of a thread

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  1. Bobofoosh
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    I can't seem to find the answer to this anywhere. Does anyone know how to change the title of athread after starting it. (Assuming you are the OP).

    I posted a mileage run that is now dead. I went to change the title to "DEAD - ......" But can't seem to figure out how to make the edit.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Gargoyle
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    At this point the only way is to send a request (use "conversation" in your inbox, upper right menu) to one of the admins, probably Tim or MikeL.

    There is a thread in the beta feedback forum about changing thread titles, check it out.
     
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    So reporting the post is not sufficient? I think that many here do not know the admins so that may be a problem in that regard.
     
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    Somehow I never paid attention to the Report button. Yes, that should be the best way to do it.
     
  5. ACMM
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    The only reason I asked is that I know some have tried using it to get a title changed and at least so far nothing has occurred. Could be solely because this is still beta and many things are keeping the admins busy. Over time this may change.
     
  6. Gargoyle
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    I know of several which have been changed, it can take a while to work it's way up the task queue, since the admins are way overworked at the moment.
     
  7. ACMM
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    100% agree and hope I did not imply otherwise. This pre-launch (beta) period is likely the most frenetic for quite a while. Lots to do, deal with, change, etc.
     
  8. Cholula
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    Allowing members to change thread titles, for some reason, has never been allowed on most IBB's.

    I think most folks would change titles simply because of a misspelling. But perhaps there is a subset who would have more sinister reasons. [​IMG]
     
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    Can't agree with you more, HMWT. I hope that the thread starters in this forum will have the ability to edit her/his own titles.
     
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    Or to reach platinum :)
     
  12. DenverBrian
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    Add me to the list - I whipped up a thread title beginning with "They" and flew across the keyboard so fast it ended up as "The." Very embarrassing. This is a little feature that could take MB leaps and bounds ahead of FT.
     
  13. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    I thought Platinum gives you custom titles (below your avatar), not the ability to change thread titles. Am I misinterpreting this page?
     
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    I don't think so. Custom titles are tied to a handle, not to topics.
     
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    Oh you are right. I missed the word custom. I thought it's edit your own titles :p
     
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    It would be great if any OP was able to edit a title if number 'notices' or likes were posts in a thread. Sort of a... warning or like "By the way... just let you know... the XYZ is no longer working or dead" or blue star icon.
     
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    Yea that's much more efficient that alerting the admin. But I guess they don't want people to mess around with the title. But once we have more helpers (e.g. ambassadors and moderators), maybe they could share the load.
     
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    I agree.
     

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