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    Thread titles -protocol

    These are standard LZ protocol rules for titling threads.
    They should be adopted by members posting new threads.
    Infractions may lead to LZ re-titling a thread more appropriately.

    - Appropriate Forum should be selected. Consider which Forum most covers the thread's subject matter. In particular, do NOT simply select "Residential Letting Questions" as a default; and do NOT use "Forum User Guide" unless the thread relates to technical or generic matters.
    - Title should be specific. Members/guests using search buttons need to know the thread's subject matter. Many use the Archive button and scroll down old thread titles, so clarity is important.
    - Title should be concise, however. There are recommended lengths. The box for entering new thread title is about 50 characters (including spaces and punctuation). The title as it appears on visible listing is about 28 characters (ditto). A longer title is therefore not fully visible.

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    Originally posted by Moderator View Post
    These are standard LZ protocol rules for titling threads.
    They should be adopted by members posting new threads.
    Infractions may lead to LZ re-titling a thread more appropriately.

    - Appropriate Forum should be selected. Consider which Forum most covers the thread's subject matter. In particular, do NOT simply select "Residential Letting Questions" as a default; and do NOT use "Forum User Guide" unless the thread relates to technical or generic matters.
    - Title should be specific. Members/guests using search buttons need to know the thread's subject matter. Many use the Archive button and scroll down old thread titles, so clarity is important.
    - Title should be concise, however. There are recommended lengths. The box for entering new thread title is about 50 characters (including spaces and punctuation). The title as it appears on visible listing is about 28 characters (ditto). A longer title is therefore not fully visible.

    As a footnote to this, do not show a meaningless Thread Title, such as "Another question". That helps no-one know what you're asking.
    The Title must summarise the nature of your question's subject matter, so that anyone seeing the Title alone can decide whether:
    - it's relevant (if the person seeing it is also seeking an answer);
    - it's of interest (if the person seeing it may be able to provide an answer).

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      #3
      Some members are still ignoring (or unaware of) LZ's protocol concerning thread titles. Non-compliance entitles LZ to re-title threads. In the last few days, unhelpful thread titles such as 'Help please' have been used.

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