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    How Come The Thread Starter Can't Edit The Thread Title?

    I have always wondered this. Sometimes even the best of us misspell a word in the thread title.
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    Re: How Come The Thread Starter Can't Edit The Thread Title?

    You can change it in the first couple of minutes after the thread is started.

    Good question.

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    Re: How Come The Thread Starter Can't Edit The Thread Title?

    Quote Originally Posted by NYDCYankee
    I have always wondered this. Sometimes even the best of us misspell a word in the thread title.
    I normally cut&paste my typing onto microsoft word to verify spelling accuracy.
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    Re: How Come The Thread Starter Can't Edit The Thread Title?

    Good question, and it seems you can change it for the first few minutes like Ryan said, but you have to click on the thread title from the sub-forum it's posted in, and it's a pretty difficult process.

    But yeah, I think it should be allowed as well.

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    Re: How Come The Thread Starter Can't Edit The Thread Title?

    I think I see the rationale, though. A stealth SOSHer could start a thread about remembering great Yankee moments, let it grow to 50 pages, and rename it, "Idiot MFY Fans Clinging to the Past" or something. I think a contract of sorts is established that, when you post in a thread, someone will not change the name on you all of a sudden. The potential for abuse is even greater in Political Soapbox. I say keep it the way it is. Mods can and do fix these things and it should be restricted.
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    Re: How Come The Thread Starter Can't Edit The Thread Title?

    Quote Originally Posted by bobbymagee
    I normally cut&paste my typing onto microsoft word to verify spelling accuracy.
    Or you could join us in 2008 and use Mozilla.

    Or did I just get wooshed?

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    Re: How Come The Thread Starter Can't Edit The Thread Title?

    Quote Originally Posted by theDurk
    I think I see the rationale, though. A stealth SOSHer could start a thread about remembering great Yankee moments, let it grow to 50 pages, and rename it, "Idiot MFY Fans Clinging to the Past" or something. I think a contract of sorts is established that, when you post in a thread, someone will not change the name on you all of a sudden. The potential for abuse is even greater in Political Soapbox. I say keep it the way it is. Mods can and do fix these things and it should be restricted.
    Exactly

    It is an occasional hastle when you might accidentally post a mistake, but we mods will usually catch it.

    Would be very easy for a troll to post Your Favorite Current Yankee, and change it to Which Yankee is the Biggest Assclown?.
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    Re: How Come The Thread Starter Can't Edit The Thread Title?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tifoso
    Exactly

    It is an occasional hastle when you might accidentally post a mistake, but we mods will usually catch it.

    Would be very easy for a troll to post Your Favorite Current Yankee, and change it to Which Yankee is the Biggest Assclown?.
    Good point. However, would it be possible to put, say a one hour time mark on it? Meaning it can be changed up to one hour after being created?
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    Re: How Come The Thread Starter Can't Edit The Thread Title?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tifoso
    Exactly

    It is an occasional hastle when you might accidentally post a mistake, but we mods will usually catch it.

    Would be very easy for a troll to post Your Favorite Current Yankee, and change it to Which Yankee is the Biggest Assclown?.
    But couldn't they just start a thread like that at any time?
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    Re: How Come The Thread Starter Can't Edit The Thread Title?

    It wouldn't last long
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    Re: How Come The Thread Starter Can't Edit The Thread Title?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tifoso
    It wouldn't last long
    I know. I just think it is silly that we can't edit our thread titles for "fear" that a stealth SoSHer might play a trick or something. What else aren't we allowed to do because the moderators here are afraid of SoSH?

    I think that is kind of goofy reasoning.
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    Re: How Come The Thread Starter Can't Edit The Thread Title?

    Quote Originally Posted by NYDCYankee
    What else aren't we allowed to do because the moderators here are afraid of SoSH?

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    Re: How Come The Thread Starter Can't Edit The Thread Title?

    Quote Originally Posted by YanksFan1992
    Ok. I can admit that was a little harsh. I just think it is silly to have rules like not being able to edit a thread title, because of fear of what punks from another website might do.

    If someone were to do what was suggested and change the thread title to make Yankee fans look stupid, that person would be banned and wouldn't be permitted back.
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    Re: How Come The Thread Starter Can't Edit The Thread Title?

    Quote Originally Posted by NYDCYankee
    I just think it is silly that we can't edit our thread titles for "fear" that a stealth SoSHer might play a trick or something. What else aren't we allowed to do because the moderators here are afraid of SoSH?
    I'm not sure exactly what the reason is (whether it's technical with the forum software or what), but I'm quite sure that the reason isn't that someone from another site might play a trick.
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    Re: How Come The Thread Starter Can't Edit The Thread Title?

    It can be set to allow the user to modify it at will. I have been to sites that allow it. Nothing but trouble.
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    Re: How Come The Thread Starter Can't Edit The Thread Title?

    Quote Originally Posted by NYDCYankee
    Ok. I can admit that was a little harsh. I just think it is silly to have rules like not being able to edit a thread title, because of fear of what punks from another website might do.

    If someone were to do what was suggested and change the thread title to make Yankee fans look stupid, that person would be banned and wouldn't be permitted back.
    I wasn't trying to say that what you said was harsh, I was just implying that I could think of a few answers to your question.

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    Re: How Come The Thread Starter Can't Edit The Thread Title?

    Why the thread starter can't delete his own thread is a better question.

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    Re: How Come The Thread Starter Can't Edit The Thread Title?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabata
    Why the thread starter can't delete his own thread is a better question.
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    Re: How Come The Thread Starter Can't Edit The Thread Title?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tifoso
    Once a thread is started it becomes the property of the public domain, not the starter
    That's a bit silly, since most the forums I've been on let you do it.

    Thanks for answering the question though.

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    Re: How Come The Thread Starter Can't Edit The Thread Title?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabata
    That's a bit silly, since most the forums I've been on let you do it.

    Thanks for answering the question though.
    I know of at least one other that does not
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    Re: How Come The Thread Starter Can't Edit The Thread Title?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tifoso
    I know of at least one other that does not
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    Re: How Come The Thread Starter Can't Edit The Thread Title?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabata
    Mmm, thescuderia.net?
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    Re: How Come The Thread Starter Can't Edit The Thread Title?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabata
    Why the thread starter can't delete his own thread is a better question.
    mmm...i like this idea. See you later LTE!!

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    Re: How Come The Thread Starter Can't Edit The Thread Title?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabata
    That's a bit silly, since most the forums I've been on let you do it.

    Thanks for answering the question though.
    I disagree here... it would be pretty silly if the thread starter through a hissy fit and was allowed to delete page after page of discussion, just because he didn't like what was being said.

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