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How to Properly Title Topics

PostMon Aug 26, 2013 4:15 pm

This is just a pet peeve of mine, and I like good grammar.

OK, here are a few basic things to follow when titling a topic:

1) Each word in a title should be capitalized*
Examples:
>Happy Birthday Kando
>Pixbits Posted New Screenshot
>JJX Now Released
>Pizza Hut Now Better Than Dominoes
>Apple Unveils iPad Mini 2

*2) Now then, unless these next words are the first word in the title, generally they do not have to be capitalized
In fact, 99% of the time they shouldn't be.
Here's a list of such words:
a, am, an, by, in, is, of, on, or, to, and, for, the, with, your
Examples:
>Add Redstone in Junk Jack
>How to Tie a Shoe
>What is your Favorite Game
>Are You a Fan of Harry Potter
>I am Leaving for a Week, Going to an Auction House

3) Rarely should a title be in ALL CAPS. Do that sparingly.

4) The thing I hate more than ALL CAPS titles is a title that is written like a sentence
Example:
>What computer should I buy
Please, spare us all and never do that.


If you have any questions, please ask, though I may not be able to answer them for I don't know everything.
And if I said something wrong then please tell me.
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Re: HOW TO PROPERLY title topics

PostMon Aug 26, 2013 6:58 pm

Kando's username is not capitalized...
1. Junk-Jack-Wiki
2. The world is big, 256 blocks high and 768 across.
3. Who is John Galt?
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Re: How to Properly Title Topics

PostMon Aug 26, 2013 7:12 pm

Yeah, I realize that now.
And, uh, what did you edit?

Edit: I see now. Not cool man, not cool.
Now just your post says, "HOW TO PROPERLY title topics."
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Re: How to Properly Title Topics

PostMon Aug 26, 2013 7:57 pm

This seems very useful :sisi:
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Re: How to Properly Title Topics

PostMon Aug 26, 2013 9:44 pm

The way i learned, is that any word that is less than 4 letters should never be capitalized unless it's the first or last word in the title. 5 or less is debatable depending on the teacher.


I'm perfectly ok with writing a title as a sentence. :dunno:
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Re: How to Properly Title Topics

PostMon Aug 26, 2013 10:20 pm

Writing a title as a sentance seems to be rather effective...

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Re: HOW TO PROPERLY title topics

PostMon Aug 26, 2013 10:36 pm

Chris wrote:Now just your post says, "HOW TO PROPERLY title topics."

That's not true.
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Re: How to Properly Title Topics

PostMon Aug 26, 2013 10:58 pm

Although it was when he said that...

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Re: How to Properly Title Topics

PostTue Aug 27, 2013 12:48 am

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Re: How to Properly Title Topics

PostTue Aug 27, 2013 1:16 am

Chris wrote:Yeah, I realize that now.
And, uh, what did you edit?

Edit: I see now. Not cool man, not cool.
Now just your post says, "HOW TO PROPERLY title topics."

:asd: I can't believe you didn't notice before posting.
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Re: How to Properly Title Topics

PostTue Aug 27, 2013 1:25 am

Huh what did I miss?
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Re: How to Properly Title Topics

PostTue Aug 27, 2013 1:30 am

Stuart98 wrote:Huh what did I miss?

What do you mean?

Oh, and does anyone agree with my OP?
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Re: How to Properly Title Topics

PostTue Aug 27, 2013 1:42 am

I agree with capitalization. I don't care if the title is a sentence.
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2. The world is big, 256 blocks high and 768 across.
3. Who is John Galt?
4. Lack of objection does not indicate consent.
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Re: How to Properly Title Topics

PostTue Aug 27, 2013 10:18 am

Yeah, I agree with all these points.

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Re: How to Properly Title Topics

PostTue Aug 27, 2013 2:11 pm

I think it is all kind of silly personally - if a thread is worth reading it will be read. If a thread is garbage it makes no difference how you title it. I understand this is all about proper etiquette but it is still silly to me. IMHO

(oh yeah, and this is the General Forum - reserved for topics related to Junk Jack not for topics about how to post in a Forum - just saying)
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