• @[email protected]
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    7 months ago

    It’s a tough call. Many forums have a rule against changing the title at all.

    Those forums are wrong. A title should accurately reflect the content. We can’t choose the title other websites choose… but we can choose a title for our posts and we should take advantage of that.

    Also - if you find yourself posting on a forum with that rule, just ignore it. And then tell them the title you typed out yourself was copy/pasted. They’ll have no way of knowing since so many news services A/B test titles anyway.

    Here’s the tile I would’ve used: “Police Alert Parents to iPhone’s Automatic Contact Sharing Feature” — I think we can agree it’s more accurate than the deliberately unclear title this post currently has.

    • JohnEdwa
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      67 months ago

      Those rules exist because so many topics are so politically or socially loaded that allowing everyone to edit them to what they see fit creates an incoherent mess and provokes arguments.