Trying to figure out exactly how long a title can be is frustrating, so you go on and on and on hoping to find the end of it, but you soon begin to give up hope, and then, suddenly, in the middle a wo

@JolietJake (51144)
United States
January 27, 2016 2:59pm CST
rd, you run out of room. *takes a deep breath* But at least you know there is enough room to title a discussion in relevance to almost any topic you can think of. Sure, short catchy titles are best, but just as you don't want them too long, you don't want them to be too short. You don't want your title to be vague, and not really tell people what the discussion is about, because they may just go on past. Instead, try for a combination that is rather short, but still aptly describes your situation/topic/question/rant. Just don't do what I did, unless you are REALLY bored...
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Jan 16
So I really don't feel like it.... did you count the letters or words??
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
27 Jan 16
I did once, seems like it was 200 characters
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Jan 16
@JolietJake That's more than twitter lets you have
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
27 Jan 16
Yep, with spaces 200
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@boiboing (12600)
• Northampton, England
27 Jan 16
Thanks for that. A fun take on an interesting point.
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
27 Jan 16
I was almost afraid I wouldn't run out of room
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@boiboing (12600)
• Northampton, England
27 Jan 16
@JolietJake That would have been very upsetting for you.
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@topffer (34160)
• France
27 Jan 16
200 letters for the title field... Will you test tomorrow how long can be a discussion ?
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
27 Jan 16
Longer than any of us should theortically need
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@owlwings (39237)
• Cambridge, England
27 Jan 16
I actually thought that Scar started this discussion for you but then I realised he's probably too busy seeing off that black interloper.
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• United States
29 Jan 16
I'm just not that great at writing discussions. I would much rather respond. I have a lot of time finding discussions to respond to so I hit explore until I come across some but it always seems like the same ones. I'm not sure what I am doing wrong lol.
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• United States
31 Jan 16
@JolietJake Thank you I have never noticed that before. I will definitely try it!
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@Bluedoll (17069)
• Canada
28 Jan 16
What?
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
28 Jan 16
Huh? Don't be rude!
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@Bluedoll (17069)
• Canada
28 Jan 16
@JolietJake Confucius say, "man who run out of room in middle of winter should have clothes on or freeze off....
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@celticeagle (118276)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Jan 16
I seem to do pretty well with my titles. It's the rants I try to stay away from and I am still looking for the deep fried response.
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
28 Jan 16
I hadn't had time to do one recently so I've been baking them instead
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@celticeagle (118276)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Jan 16
@JolietJake ...Oh, yes. Baking is much more suave.
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@thelme55 (14575)
• Germany
10 Jun 16
You make me laugh again this morning while boringly drinking my creamy mug of tea.
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
10 Jun 16
So 4 and a half months after I wrote this, I come to read your response and finally caught my spelling error in it
@much2say (39248)
• United States
28 Jan 16
You need a title for your title! I don't know about a discussion limit, but how about for comments?
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
28 Jan 16
Good question! We'll be back with an answer right after this millennium
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@just4him (117212)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Jan 16
So I take it you were bored. I've read posts where the title had nothing to do with the content. It was annoying.
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@GardenGerty (99389)
• United States
28 Jan 16
So, we are boring you now my friend.
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@anh101 (1380)
28 Jan 16
Really gets my eyes on the lines. Hehe
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@LadyDuck (157679)
• Switzerland
28 Jan 16
I have put your title in a word counter, 200 characters. Now we know.
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@Missmwngi (9939)
• Nairobi, Kenya
27 Jan 16
Thats a long title for sure and i almost missed the end of the title and the start of the post lol
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