How important is a subject line?

United States
May 19, 2010 7:51pm CST
The subject line is the attention grabber and garners people to read your discussion or it attracts an individual to other discussions. The title isn't the most important thing but it definitely is supposed to be a good idea of what is about to come in each discussion. I believe that the subject line(title) is quintessential (essential) to the success of the product(discussion) =) Do you agree?
4 responses
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
23 May 10
Here at Mylot, I think the subject line is very important. I absolutely hate it when people put something that should go in another category than the one they chose. This may sound mean, but when this happens I think to myself, "Can't you read the interest buttons." I know Mylotters come from all over the world, but if you don't speak enough English to do this simple task, what are you doing on this website. I wouldn't go to the Japanese equivalent of Mylot unless I possessed that basic understanding. I try to pay close attention to where I categorize a discussion. I think this is beneficial to other Mylotters.
@sagnik42 (3598)
• India
20 May 10
Of course it is Eddie. Like you said, it is the attention grabber. An unique and intriguing subject line will make people see the discussion. It is really a very important part of the discussion. Specially if you want to get more responses...
• United States
20 May 10
I agree since it is what drives me to want to respond to the post. Then come the discussion part which should keep me wanting to respond. But,it happens sometimes I have to hit the back button.
@Hatley (164671)
• Garden Grove, California
20 May 10
hi eddyspaghetti Yes the title line should be an attention guide to get fellow my lotters to read the discussion and decide whether they are interested or not.I get so teed off though when people here are too lazy to read my discussion and just read the title as often the title does not tell all the most important information. then their responses have nothing to do with the subject of my discussion at all.