I'm sure I'm not the only one who finds many of the posts around here frustrating. I'll admit, the idea of an iPod forum is to keep most of the relative newbs in one place, as opposed to having "PLEASE HELP!!! ME!!!!" threads scattered all over the forums, but seriously looking, I can barely differentiate one title from another there. I'm sure I'm not the only person who wants to help when someone posts:
"Exclamation mark on iPod"
As opposed to:
"HELP ME!!! iPOD!!!"
I'm only pointing out the title problem in this area because a quick look will make you shiver. However, vague titles do appear all over the forums. Perhaps it'd be useful to post a bit of information on how to get a post responded to quickly and by the right people? Perhaps descriptive titles, proper spelling and grammar, and anything else we can think of.
Does anyone else think this is a good idea? The obvious problem is that people who read threads like "Posting Guidelines" are generally the people who already know how to write a proper post.
Oddly, the old 'People should need to write a test to use the internet' idea popped into my head. It sounds weird, but now I want every poster to have to answer 5 easy 'how to post' multiple choice questions before they're allowed to post. But that's just fantasy on my part.
Oh, while I'm posting, can everyone kind of keep an eye on the iPod/iTunes forum for the next week or two? I'll be on if I can be, but I'm moving in a little less than 7 hours, and I'm probably going to drop offline for a couple weeks. Of course, I'm sure I'll have to buy a cup of coffee somewhere with wireless and browse around a bit every few days, but that's about it.
But on topic: how can we encourage good spelling, grammar, and descriptive post titles.
In a burst of severe irony, I digressed horribly in this thread