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    Standard "Help" Topic

    sorry if this is the wrong forum, but i couldnt find a better suiting one.

    i have noticed that when someone posts in need of help, their topic is usually "help!!"

    now, i have a problem with this, because not only does it not display what its about, and therefore making it hard to judge whether someone might be able to help without reading it, but also for furtur reference when searching AO forums for something, exactly what they are looking for could be hidden beneath a post entitled help.

    now, people might say, but then how do they know its not information rather than a question?? or perhaps its an urgent question.

    well, my answer to these is that most informative topics are put under relevant forums, ie, tutorials. and if its urgent, then make the topic "Urgent: [description]"

    anyways, just my little rant for a month or so.

    just wanted to know what you all think
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    Perhaps it's something that could be added to the FAQ: "How to make good thread titles"

    Neg?
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    Did i just create an idea??

    you know, its like a thought... but newer :P
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    ??

    I personally think it's a good idea. The comment "Neg"? was more to ask Negative what he thought about it since he's working on a revision of the FAQ.
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    yes, i know what you meant by Neg? haha,

    i was just saying what i thought an idea was... a thought but newer... bah, forget it

    thanks anyways
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    - It\'s like something out of that twilighty show about that zone.
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    I'm indeed working on a revision of the AO FAQ, one that should include any question about AO that could ever come to someone's mind. The "make the subject of your post as describtive as possible...."-chapter is already finished... heh.

    But then again....

    Originally posted by MsMittens
    You could have it in giant huge-ass letters and some people still wouldn't get it. .. I find that's just the nature of people.

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