Please make the "Subject Line" of your post a short summary of the question or information. Teaser headlines are becoming counterproductive as the number of posts increases. : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Teasers are really starting to tick me off. I've quit reading posts that are headed with rhetorical questions. "YOU WON'T SLEEP AFTER READING THIS!" All DGI's Must Read This Blah, Blah Blah

Useful headlines allow one to peruse archived posts and glean helpful information. Teasers really interfere with locating useful iinformation.

Please put facts in headlines. Make your headlines useful.

-- Puddintame (, March 15, 1999


I second the motion. <:)=

-- Sysman (, March 15, 1999.

I third the motion.

-- Tomcat (, March 15, 1999.

Puddintame, Thank you. I concur.

-- nine (, March 15, 1999.


Right on!

Thanks for good post.

-- Watchful (, March 15, 1999.

Teaser headlines are symptomatic of this whole culture. Form and titillation over substance. Web pages with "cool" graphics and jumping Java, but useless and not even much entertainment value, etc.

I admit I have used teasers and have clicked on teasers. Like any bad habit, awareness and resolve to quit is essential.

No mas!

-- A (, March 15, 1999.

After being off-line for some days, your plea makes even more sense than it ordinarily would. Had to ignore "Enquirer" type heads because there were just too many posts to go through. What must it be like for slightly panicky complete newbies trying to get useable info quickly?

-- Old Git (, March 15, 1999.

I share your concern. There are some days when I have limited time to read all the posts so it becomes very important to get to the POINT! I hate to glean and run but on some days I have no choice. There are many of us on this forum that are trying to make sense of this mess and the information gathered from this forum is often shared with friends. For that reason the value of good information grows with every day we draw closer to y2k. "We are looking for evidence to help it all make sense". [sniped] from a Kansas song. Tman

-- Tman (, March 15, 1999.

Excellent Idea.

-- Linda A. (, March 15, 1999.

INfIDEL!!!!! DIetER THouGHT THIs thrEad Was abOUt soMetHinG ELSe, Did hE nOt???? JACkAL!!!!! SHaME on yOu foR FOoLINg diETer!!!!!

-- Dieter (, March 15, 1999.

DIetER, jackals are very misunderstood creatures. Who are the lions trailing the jackal Koskinen? Name names.

-- Puddintame (, March 15, 1999.






-- Dieter (, March 15, 1999.

POPuDoPULOUsIDOPoLIUOS! But of course! I should have known that POPuDoPULOUsIDOPoLIUOS was behind this! It has all the dastardly earmarks of POPuDoPULOUsIDOPoLIUOSian scheme!

Well, Dr. POPuDoPULOUsIDOPoLIUOS, would you believe that I have a veritable army of the world's most brilliant sallow skinned computer geeks working at this very moment to install the silver bullet miracle fix on every binary logical system ever fabricated? No!? Well, How about a couple of veeery promising graduate students who seem to understand the problem? No? Well, would ya believe that I've got a quart of water and a stale pop-tart down in my basement?

-- Puddintame (, March 15, 1999.

Sound plan. Only way to make this happen is not to reply to non-informative subject lines.

-- Tom Carey (, March 15, 1999.

Puddintame-I agree. On the weekends I have limited on-line time and spend Monday and Tuesday trying to catch up. When I first found this forum, I read EVERYTHING because I was so ignorant. I was afraid I would miss something. I learned alot in a very short time. Now I try to sift through the posts-sometimes I sift by seeing who posted, sometimes by choosing the posts that seems less sensational and more factual. So I really appreciate the suggestion of short and to-the-point headlines. Thanks, Linda

-- newbiebutnodummy (, March 16, 1999.

Can you say sound bites? I knew you could! :-)

"These are the days of miracle and wonder, this is the long distance call. The way the camera follows us in slo-mo, the way we look to us all. The way we look to a distant constellation that is dying in the corner of the sky. These are the days of miracle and wonder, and don't cry baby, don't cry, don't cry, don't cry." Paul Simon, The Boy In The Bubble

Got traveling minstrals?

-- Donna Barthuley (, March 16, 1999.

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