Question How do you edit your thread title and title prefix? (answered)

Discussion in 'Site Support & News' started by Montagar, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. Montagar

    Montagar Legendary Member Community Staff

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    Instructions for editing your thread title and title prefix (if applicable).

    1) Click the "Edit" button at the bottom of the first post in the thread.

    2) Click the "Go Advanced" button at the bottom of the edit window.

    3) Edit the text in the "Title:" box.

    3a) Click the prefix drop down to change the title prefix (if applicable).

    4) Click the "Save Changes" button.


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    Last edited: Jun 13, 2011
  2. kimncris

    kimncris Well-Known Member

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    I can't seem to figure out how to change the title of the first post for some reason.
    Is this no longer an option?

    I know this no longer bumps the thread, that is not my intention. I just want to make the title more fitting...

    thanks.

    -cris

    edit- OK that's weird, becuase this thread lets me do it, but the one on the prop board about my biker scout blaster will not...
     
  3. Jack Bauer

    Jack Bauer Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    AHHHHHH.

    You forgot to add the word "Porno" to a title again huh?

    Same as always.

    I just tried to edit 2 of my threads and it worked on both.
     
  4. kimncris

    kimncris Well-Known Member

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    OK that must be it, Thanks.

    -cris
     
  5. kuyadavid

    kuyadavid Well-Known Member

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    I need to add "SOLD" to the title of one of my topics, but cannot figure out how to do it. Help?
     
  6. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Open the thread and click on "edit" at the bottom of your first post. If it's your thread, you can alter the title. It'll be already filled in, in its own little window.
     
  7. darthgordon

    darthgordon Sr Member

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    Once a topic has been posted, can the person who posted it edit the topic title?
     
  8. darthgordon

    darthgordon Sr Member

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    Okay, I posted this question in the Technical Support section but never got any response. Does anyone know if you can edit a Topic Title after you've posted it?
     
  9. lonepigeon

    lonepigeon Sr Member

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    Errr, Yes - Why didn't you try it on this thread?

    Click Edit, but you have to use the "full edit" option not the "quick edit".
     
  10. darthgordon

    darthgordon Sr Member

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    Oh. Duh... now I feel dumb...

    Thanks.
     
  11. SithLord

    SithLord Sr Member

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    So what was the original title of this thread? :lol

    ;)
     
  12. JunkSabers1138

    JunkSabers1138 Sr Member

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    Yes. All you have to do is go to your first post of the topic you posted and hit "edit". You will then be able to change the post and the title.

    Hope this helps.

    Seth
     
  13. DAVIDYR1

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    Editing Thread TITLES????

    Will it be possible to edit thread titles as new info or updates are added to the threads themselves?
    I always appreciated this feature before and find it to be a great function...but I cant figure out how to do it now..if it's even possible.

    Any suggestions?
    Thanks and great job so far guys!

    David
     
  14. Eagle

    Eagle Sr Member

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    I don't think it's a standard feature of vBulletin but I'm sure there'll be a mod for it. :)
     
  15. Solo

    Solo Sr Member

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    Re: Editing your topic title

    Yeah...That's not working for me. I can change the title in the box, but the title is unchanged once I repost. The updated title is only visible INSIDE the thread as the title of the first post...at least with me. Anyone else having this problem? It looks like it should work, but doesn't.

    -Solo
     
  16. MLTech

    MLTech Well-Known Member

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    Re: Editing your topic title

    If I remember correctly, the thread titles need to be updated in the Admin CP (by an administrator, of course.). There should be an "Update Thread Titles" function that will apply all of the changes that were made.
     
  17. motman241

    motman241 Well-Known Member

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    Re: Editing your topic title

    Yes, I'm having this problem, too. I can edit everything except the main thread title (which everyone in the main forum sees).

    The admins are the only ones who can change this?
     
  18. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Editing your topic title

    I cannot find this.
     
  19. juno

    juno Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Editing a subject

    I cannot edit the subject of my DELETE thread in the junkyard (I just wanted to change DELETE to FS.
     
  20. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Editing a subject

    thread title editing may or may not be possible (when viewing from forum without clicking on it), we're still sorting that out.
     
  21. Jedirick

    Jedirick Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Editing a subject

    When I hit the edit button a box with post text opens. In bottom righthand frame there are four buttons save, cancel, delete and advanced options.
    Advance gives me access to title edit.

    This possibly could be a moderator feature though not in the mod menu?
     
  22. MLTech

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    Re: Editing a subject

    Moderators are able to edit thread titles very easily,

    Goto the forum display, such as http://www.therpf.com/forumdisplay.php?f=9

    Right next to the title of the thread (to the right of it, but very close) double click, and it should open a little text box where you can edit and save it :)
     
  23. Jedirick

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    Re: Editing a subject

    I knew about that.

    Just curious if the post edit feature for members has the advanced option.
     
  24. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Editing a subject

    Yes they have the advanced option but the change is not reflected in the forum's thread listing.

    It seems another mod must've seen Juno's thread marked "delete" and did just that because I can't find it.
     
  25. juno

    juno Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Editing a subject

    Yeah, I saw that too. Anyway to bring it back?
     
  26. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Editing a subject

    Not in this case. Sometimes stuff isn't deleted but moved away from the view of the regular membership, but this one is gone-gone. :(
     
  27. Too Much Garlic

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    Re: Editing a subject

    I take it this will require a change about how to get JY threads deleted, if the title cannot be changed by the user to reflect a sale.
     
  28. juno

    juno Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Editing a subject

    That really sucks. I believe the thread had gone to 6 pages. I even modified the first post, AND added a new post to the end to make sure it didn't get deleted.
    :angry
     
  29. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Editing a subject

    Really nobody's fault...it said in big capital letters DELETE, how were they to know you had tried to change it?

    There are going to be bumps like this as we settle in here...sorry about the dust, as they say.
     
  30. juno

    juno Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Editing a subject

    That was why I posted here AND in the thread. The thread had been titled delete for quite some time, so in reality it should have been deleted earlier which wouldn't have been a big deal, I just find it odd that with the new switch no one bothered to look in the thread to make sure (since there were new posts in it to move it to the top).
     
  31. Emeldahay

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    Re: Editing Thread TITLES????

    Ive needed this a couple times.

    Also a second topic line comes in handy.
     
  32. ssdesigner

    ssdesigner Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Editing Thread TITLES????

    I would like to see this option as well. It is extremely helpful when a user (like myself :p) has an "interest thread" that has now turned into a "This is a go! See pics within!" thread. Makes it much easier for the members to see that the status of a project has changed.

    -Ss
     
  33. Harlock

    Harlock Well-Known Member

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    Re: Editing Thread TITLES????


    I second that emotion.
     
  34. synasp

    synasp Sr Member

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    Editing thread title. How to...

    As you may have noticed by now, the new software is more complex than the old. This means much more features and security and all that, but that sometimes leads to -> :wacko :confused:cry (at least it does for me :lol)

    A big one is that people want to edit their thread titles but didn't know how. This is because there are two different titles:

    1. Thread title
    2. Post title
    When you reply to a post, there's a box that displays what title you want to give your post. This is mostly to help with hybrid/threaded views (top right of the page, under "Display Modes"...)

    When you go to start a new thread, you type in your thread title, which sets the thread and post title. Then later, when you edit it, it doesn't update! This is because you're editing your POST TITLE. You have to update your THREAD TITLE.

    This is how:

    On the top right of each post, there's a "Thread Tools"... this allows you to do a ton of stuff, one of which is to edit your thread title! Check the "Edit Thread" option, then "Perform Action." Yay!

    Look at the attached image for reference.
     
  35. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Editing thread title. How to...

    Uhm... I don't got that there menu up in my Thread tools...

    [​IMG]

    Unless it's hidden in plain site and I can't see it (as many things tend to be)
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2007
  36. synasp

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    Re: Editing thread title. How to...

    *! Thanks for that buzzkill. ;)

    Well, that's how you would edit... I'll figure it out.

    Actually, what menus are available to you in the upper right? Save me some footwork. ;)
     
  37. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Editing thread title. How to...

    Glad to help :lol

    I have thread tools (seen), search this thread, rating, and display modes.

    Nothing under any of those for editing, just "search" and a link for advanced search, rating the thread, and how I want it to show up (linear, hybrid, threaded).

    When I hit edit (at the bottom), and "go advanced" it allows me to edit the POST and the POST title, but nothing there with thread at all, except a link to the original (which is kind of odd)
     
  38. synasp

    synasp Sr Member

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    Re: Editing thread title. How to...

    try it again...
     
  39. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Editing thread title. How to...

    Nope, no change to any of the menus.
     
  40. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: Editing thread title. How to...

    Tried it in various themes, no change in those either.
     
  41. synasp

    synasp Sr Member

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    Re: Editing thread title. How to...

    Bah! It wont allow thread title edits without doing some other stuff... We'll look it over and think up a solution.
     
  42. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    Re: Editing Thread TITLES????

    I Hope they change it because it will mean more duplicate threads beacuse people need to change the title for what ever reason.

    Lynn
     
  43. DaddyfromNaboo

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    Re: Editing Thread TITLES????

    No news on this ?

    Michael
     
  44. Eagle

    Eagle Sr Member

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    Re: Editing Thread TITLES????

    Title changing works fine for me. :)
     
  45. Too Much Garlic

    Too Much Garlic Master Member

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    Re: Editing Thread TITLES????

    They fixed it?


    I always just write a mod about changing the title of one of my threads... :lol


    EDIT: Just checked... by humble apple pie, they fixed it! WOOHOO! :thumbsup
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2007
  46. Bizarro Lois

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    Is it possible to edit thread titles?

    I'd like to change a title to reflect some of the things that have been added to my post. Is there a way to do that?
     
  47. Invicta

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    Re: Is it possible to edit thread titles?

    Just click the "Edit" button and then the "Go Advanced" in the bottom right of the edit window. This will bring up all your text and the thread title which you can alter.
     
  48. Too Much Garlic

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    Updating Thread Titles

    Hey Art, since it's not possible to comment in the announcements section I thought I could do it here. My question is just: why? Isn't it the poster's own responsibility to make his/her thread title as clear as possible to attract as much interest as possible and their own fault if they fail to do so with vague titles?

    Give the people back their own choice of how to attract attention to their threads and stop being super-nanny.
     
  49. Art Andrews

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    Re: Updating Thread Titles

    I appreciate the concern, but the "why" was given in the first paragraph of the announcement thread. There is an influx of new members who are not as immediately familiar with topics as us old timers and if by changing a word or two to make a title more clear helps, we feel it is well worth it. Not only that, but by adding key words that are searched for or modifying a term to a more searched for term will also help when members use the site's search function to look for a topic of interest.

    Implying this is somehow taking away a member's "choice of how to attract attention to their thread" is misleading at least and paranoid at worst.

    If we were changing a title from "Guess what I got for Christmas" to "I got a new Luke Skywalker lightsaber for Christmas" it would be one thing, but to add simple information (usually a word or two) to better help members identify the content of a thread isn't taking away choice. It is unfortunate you choose to see it that way.
     
  50. Rylo

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    Re: Updating Thread Titles

    The big problem here is that propmakers may choose to call a given item something other than it is by design...

    It may be out of respect for the licensee or they may have their own reasons. So, now we can't even name our own threads?

    Speaking as a grown man and a prop maker, I find it insulting that someone would presume that I don't have enough sense to title my own thread as I see fit. There are some words I'm uncomfortable with. Now, I can be edited??

    Or, is this to keep things rolling through Google on the highest possible profile?

    I have to say, I feel less and less comfortable here with each passing day. Pitty, I've talked with a number of builders in the last week alone who've said the same thing. It might not be such a bad thing for staff to perhaps consult a couple builders every so often for a little feedback. You guys are rebuilding this site from a collectors point of view with zero thought as to how it affects those of us who provide props. In particular 'Replica Props." As in RPF??
     

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