Editing thread titles

Discussion in 'Technical' started by ColtCarbine, Oct 26, 2012.


  1. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    When it comes to thread titles, do the Admin or Mods have a way to edit a thread title? I certainly do not, unless I am overlooking something.

    Reason I ask, is I had a brain fart and copied the wrong text into a thread title then hit Create Thread not paying attention to what I put in the thread title. Now I have a thread that has a long title that I did not intend to put there and no way to edit it.


    Saving this here until I have the time to add them to the Forum Downloads section
     
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Yes, they can be edited, and I'm less sure that you can't. Go to the page where the thread appears, check the box and see what pops up as an option. If that's a no go, convo a mod or admin or two, saying what you want it to say, and away we go.

    I think that should work, but only on threads you created. Try it on this very one first.
     
  3. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    There isn't a box to check on my screen looking at the thread as it reads. When you use the Edit and/or More Options button there is not any box to check either. Tried the thread tool button also, it only gives me the option to delete thread.Thought about just deleting it and reposting with the correct title but thought I'd ask about editing first.

    I do not know how to print screen to show you what I see.

    Sending you the password to my account.
     
  4. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    logging out
     
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    OK, what title do you want? Will fix, can do it from here without getting into your account. Put a link to the thread here and I'll dig it out.
     
  6. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Survival links, works for me. Anything other than what is there.

    Thank you for your time.
     
  7. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    How's zat? "Saved links pending edits"

    No sweat, Colt, we exist to serve :lol:
     
  8. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Appreciate it, thank you
     
  9. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Thread Title edits have always required moderator assistance. You should see if Tracy can do it for you next time ;)
    also, we fixed that automagic link to title thing you were asking about recently.

    Now, a link that looks like this:
    Code:
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTIxNDQ
    becomes this:
    [Phoronix] EXT4 Data Corruption Bug Hits Stable Linux Kernels

    after you post.
     
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