What do you like: Small title or long title for your discussion?

@sanuanu (11235)
India
April 14, 2009 4:41am CST
Me, I would always like to use long titles for my discussion. Most of the time I want to make the user understand the idea of my discussion by reading its title. Sometimes, It gets too long that I have to use .... to let them know that title isn't complete and they need to read my discussion to get that. Weird but I have no option as mylot restricted us to a certain number of characters when it comes to titles. I have seen people use small titles too and I like those too. Guess, small titles can also attrct many eyeballs. So, what is your choice?
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@lynnemg (4536)
• United States
16 Apr 09
It all depends on the discussion and my mood. Sometimes, I want to convey the idea of the discussion in the title, other times, I want to add a little suspense so people may have their curiosity peaked enough to look at it.
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@ajithlal (14614)
• India
16 Apr 09
I also put the titles and start discussions according my mood and the titles also depends on the discussions.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
16 Apr 09
Most of the time, I don't start a discussion when I am not in a very good mood.
@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
14 Apr 09
I guess I use shorter titles. Something that may catch the interest of someone browsing and get them to want to read my discussion. Longer titles are good too. I haven't seen a cap on letters in a title either. That's good though..sometimes we need longer titles.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
14 Apr 09
ouch! Made a mistake. It should be short discussion titles! Sorry
• Israel
14 Apr 09
It doesn't matter for me, but if I have to choose I will choose the short ones. Short titles that sum up the all subject you want to discuss about are my favers. Of course sometimes you can write down a short title, and without a choise you write down a long title.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
14 Apr 09
Well said my friend. We can say many thing by sayinn one word sometime and sometime we can't make others understand by long titles. Thanks for the time you have given for the response.
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• Israel
14 Apr 09
Sure thing my friend. Have a wonderful day :)
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@dropofrain (1168)
• India
16 Apr 09
I always use small titles and have the liking for the same. I think every one is in hurry and thus do not have much time to read such a big headline for just choosing the discussion. I think a shorter tittle gives a better idea as in what the discussion is all about. So people can easily select or discard according to their interests. So thats the reason for a shorter headline.
@sanuanu (11235)
• India
16 Apr 09
Hi dropofrain, why don't you come at my home town. We are facing a 39 degree celcius heat in noon session. It is very hot. Shorter one always wins the poll here. I have not counted it but I think 80-90 percent people are going for shorter one.
@rocketsky (1013)
• China
14 Apr 09
i like samll titles which can give people a good impression . too long to see ,it will make people feel bored of it and it really doent worthing doing it at all :)
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
14 Apr 09
Yes, in fact I am very impressed with your discussion titles. Most of the time they are only two or three words long and they are interesting too. You know you made me curious every time I read a title. A girl don't punish poor peopole. This makes me read the discussion as what does he wants to tell us!
@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
23 Apr 09
I haven't written a discussion in so long that this isn't one that I can really give a good answer to. It does remind me thought that I need to begin starting more discussions though.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
24 Apr 09
Hmm, starting more discussion means you will get more and more people at one place responding to your discussion and you wil lhave a chance of talking with them at your own place. I think starting discussion is good.
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@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
25 Apr 09
I have started two discussions tonight and am planning on starting more in the next few days. I agree it's a good way to start and get to know people.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
25 Apr 09
Hmm, good I am looking forward to make a response to your discussions, pal!
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@mysdianait (65079)
• Italy
14 Apr 09
For my discussions the title must have some sort of impact and it must be on only one line. I find a lot of users are lazy here and think the the more responses they post the better it is. They don't realise that often one good response is worth more than two short ones but they are in a hurry to move on to the next discussion that they don't have time to read the title if it's long, let alone the discussion itself (no to mention the responses already posted! ) I often try and make a title imply something else. The one that comes to my mind was the 'Is yours a big one?' title. The discussion had nothing to do with what many thought it was
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
14 Apr 09
Hmm, sometimes I can see that titles says everything and you don't need to read the discussion for a bit. Sometime, I create my half of the answer on the basis of title only. Then half of the response I write after reading the discussion. If the discussion doesn't mean what I expect from the title then I will have to re write the response. Is yours a big one My answer would be, "I need to chek before I can answer you!" LOL
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@mysdianait (65079)
• Italy
14 Apr 09
There you you go - that would be a response only to the title. There would be no point in you checking to see because I can SEE it too!
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
14 Apr 09
The obvious response would be : How can you see, I am not using transparent things with me! Sorry, my English isn't that good!
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• Finland
1 Jun 09
I also want the idea of the discussion to be clear in the title but I like to keep it as short as possible. So if there's some way I can explain the idea with only a few words, I'll go with that.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
1 Jun 09
Hmm, that would be interesting. I will be giving a visit to your profile, right now but before that I would like to add you as my friend. Will you accept my friends request?
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• Finland
1 Jun 09
Go ahead
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
2 Jun 09
I must thank you for being my friend.! Thanks pal!
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@djonghs (560)
• Indonesia
15 Apr 09
Hmmm never though on such trivial matter before, short or long is not a problem. The important think is the tittle need to describe the discussions in the shortest sentence possible. BR.b
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
15 Apr 09
Shortest sentance possible means the shor title. We have a limited number of characters when we create titles and unlimited characters when we create discussions. So, long discussion with small titles would do the job!
@djonghs (560)
• Indonesia
15 Apr 09
Yea, you may call it short but not only single word. And off course, It should be shorter that the discussion itself. If not who can tell which one the title, which one the discussion...am I right BR.b
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
16 Apr 09
I hve seen a discussion yesterday that was containing more character in its titles than its content. It was something like: What the the best thing you like in your friend? The content: Tell me what is it?
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
14 Apr 09
I don't mind either although some of the best titles I have seen are short, clever and original. A clever title should create an interest to read further. Some I have seen are worded in such a way that can be deceiving until you read on. I guess posting a good title is probably an art in itself. I'm going to keep practicing!
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
14 Apr 09
Hi Paula, How are you? Have you heard of a quote: Practice makes a man perfect. ( I wonder why don't they use human instead of man). Well, Here is the another one: If practice makes a man perfect then no body is perfect, then why practice???
@mysdianait (65079)
• Italy
14 Apr 09
If practice makes a man perfect then no body is perfect, then why practice??? Just to prove that whoever said that was wrong! Nothing is impossible! Where there's a will there's a way!
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
14 Apr 09
When my friend asked me this, my answer was : Because I want to be 99% perfect which would be a lot better to you! But whoever has said it, must have implied some brain in it, isn't it?
@scififan43 (2437)
• United States
14 Apr 09
I prefer a small title and make it strait to the point.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
16 Apr 09
Hi Scififan, Is your avatar is a pic you have shot or downloaded by you!?
• United States
16 Apr 09
my avatar is a photo I shot myself with my digital camera. I downloaed it myslef, it was taken on a trip out of town. the ducks are swiming in a pond that is in the court yard of a convention center.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
17 Apr 09
Oh okay! That is a nice photo.
@littleowl (7157)
27 Apr 09
For me it depends on the discussion...normally I give small titles but they are normally enough for the reader to read the discussion and decide if they want to answer or not, littleowl
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@littleowl (7157)
3 May 09
You can also call me LoLo for short if you like...
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
3 May 09
so, a micro name, LOLO. Okay, I will be using this name in my posts for you!
• Philippines
23 Apr 09
It doesn't really matter to me. But most of the time I also use long titles to my discussion so that the reader will understand what the idea of the discussion is all about.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
23 Apr 09
Hmm, thank you for choosing my discussion to respond. I really appreciate that. Well, how long you are going to smoke, I never see you without smoke!
• Philippines
24 Apr 09
Haha.lol I have no plans yet to replace my avatar.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
24 Apr 09
One things is good that you are not causing any problem to other users here by the smoke!
@vicky30 (4773)
• India
1 Jun 09
I prefer writing a small title.It becomes easy for the person to respond to my discussion.If i make the title very long a person may feel bored and will not respond to my discussion.If we have a long title we can put continue it in the discussion or we can write the whole title in the end of the discussion putting a simple title on top.
@sanuanu (11235)
• India
1 Jun 09
Thank you very much for the response vicky. What do you think about this discussion's title? Is it a long one or a small one?
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@vicky30 (4773)
• India
1 Jul 09
I think its a long title.You could have just put "Short or Long title".
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@indahfth (11170)
• Indonesia
16 Apr 09
I prefer to use a title that is not long. because people will read our discussion not only the title, important that the title and content of the discussion appropriate. swap
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
16 Apr 09
I would like to ask a question about your avatar my friend? What does it contain? Is it you in it?
@indahfth (11170)
• Indonesia
17 Apr 09
yes, indeed I was.
@Canellita (12056)
• United States
15 Apr 09
I don't think long or short is as much of an issue as titles that will catch people's attention and make them visit your discussion and post a response. I had one about travel but because of the title it attracted people who thought it was about a movie of the same title.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
16 Apr 09
and ending up getting some funny responses too, isn't it? I used to give funny responses when I see the discussion meant different than what I expected them to mean! LOL
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@Canellita (12056)
• United States
16 Apr 09
I think a lot of people have had that experience.
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@csrobins (1124)
• United States
15 Apr 09
I like small ones as long as I can grab their attention with it. I like long titles because I am wordy and tend to overexplain. I like to include everything it's about in one sentence but it's pretty much impossible. When looking for titles, I tend to go for the longer ones actually because I like to know what's it about before I read it.
@sanuanu (11235)
• India
16 Apr 09
I would love to grab a shorter one but I can't because I am not good at creating those eye ball catcher!
@csrobins (1124)
• United States
16 Apr 09
Me niether!
@bagumbayan (2705)
• Philippines
15 Apr 09
It depends. Any of the two, whether short or long title as long it is acceptable. Why make it long when we are supposed to discuss on limited wordings. It also depends on the topic you would like to discuss.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
16 Apr 09
Interesting, why make it long when we are supposed to make it short. Well, I was very amazed when I came to know that we are limited with number of characters when creating titles. So, mylot itself don't want its user to creat long and very long titles.
• Philippines
16 Apr 09
But I dont know there are limitations on the titles. Now I know.
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@abuelin (106)
• Chile
15 Apr 09
I prefer a short title, because I think they should always be in the short and precise
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
15 Apr 09
Thank you very much for your precious time my friend. I really appreciate that. Titles must be catchy be it a long one or small one!
@sanuanu (11235)
• India
27 Apr 09
I wish you are still active with mylot.
@Bloggership (1104)
• Indonesia
14 Apr 09
For me, small or big titles are does not matters... What i know and think, i have to type something relevant for my discussions title.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
16 Apr 09
as long as they are relavent you are okay, aren't you? Thanks for the time you spared for my discussion.
• Indonesia
18 Apr 09
It is a very pleasure to respond you.