In the Forums

Register

Today's Posts

Search

Get the Weekly
Inkling
newsletter





Previous Issues

Get Social

Splitcoaststampers on InstagramLike Splitcoaststampers on FacebookFollow Splitcoaststampers on TwitterPit Splitcoaststampers on Pinterest

Sponsored Ads


 
Splitcoaststampers.com - the world's #1 papercrafting community
You're currently viewing Splitcoaststampers as a GUEST. We pride ourselves on being great hosts, but guests have limited access to some of our incredible artwork, our lively forums and other super cool features of the site! You can join our incredible papercrafting community at NO COST. So what are you waiting for?

Join the party at Splitcoaststampers today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-26-2010, 12:20 AM   #1
Hardware Hotshot
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 4,174
Default A tiny request

When someone posts a question It would be helpful if the subject line included the topic. If one person has a problem usually there are others with the same problem
Furthermore, just the word "help" as a subject is not useful if someone is doing a search for an answer to a question that may have been answered in the past . I try to see if someone has asked my question in the past before I post a duplicate
I hope no one takes offense I mean this in a helpful way.
Thanks
Barbara Jay is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2010, 08:31 AM   #2
Crimping Master
 
Valli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Beautiful Memphis, Tennessee
Posts: 1,138
Default

I'm with you!
__________________
Valli

When I'm not near the stamp I love, I love the stamp I'm near.
My tiny little gallery

www.StampYourBliss.com
Valli is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2010, 08:38 AM   #3
RHS
Rubber Obsessor
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 195
Default

Totally agree.
RHS is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2010, 03:39 PM   #4
Embossing Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Tiburon, California
Posts: 51
Default

Great suggestion. I think we forget sometimes. Thank you for all you do!
vaitiare is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2010, 04:08 AM   #5
Mad Swapper
 
GramMcCaul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Boston's North Shore
Posts: 1,576
Default

Good Idea
__________________
1 husband, 5 children, 10 grandchildren, Life is Good!
IF ALL ELSE FAILS, I READ THE DIRECTIONS
GramMcCaul is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2010, 09:22 AM   #6
Glitter Queen
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 25
Default

Hear Hear! There should be some kind of system that won't accept a post without a topic. I tend to skip over posts that begin with "does anyone have......", etc.
26favors is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2010, 03:53 PM   #7
Dirty Dozen Alumni
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 12,470
Default

While I think it is a good idea to post a full sentence in your topic post for information's sake, if you just put your curser over the subject it will pop up a box with the rest of the text from the post - no need to click unless you want to.
__________________

11Valerie11 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2010, 07:58 PM   #8
Creative Crew SU Design Team Alumni
 
329shana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Gatlinburg Tennessee
Posts: 2,114
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gale View Post
Not to be snarky but "a tiny request" is a very unspecific topic line as well. It's about the same as putting "help".
LOL! I was thinking the same thing! Must be a Hoosier thing. Also, while I love the cursor thing on my home computer, it does not work on my cell phone. Drives me BATTY that I have to click on every title to see what the thread is about!
329shana is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2010, 11:27 PM   #9
Kookie Creator
 
princessmeshelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Federal Way, WA
Posts: 434
Default

Totally agree.. Even just "help! ____ problem!"Fillin the blank with whatever is giving you a problem! I have trouble with trying to concise, but I do try.
princessmeshelle is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2010, 12:44 AM   #10
Hardware Hotshot
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 4,174
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gale View Post
Not to be snarky but "a tiny request" is a very unspecific topic line as well. It's about the same as putting "help".
I tried to come up with a specific topic line, but they all looked abrasive. Please use a subject line/ topic line; A subject would be appreaciated , etc. I certainly didn't want it to look harsh or for anyone to take offense so I just left it as a Tiny Request.
Plus I figured no one would need to do a search for this thread
Barbara Jay is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2010, 12:15 PM   #11
Polyshrink Goddess
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Camrose, Alberta
Posts: 622
Default

I am embarrased to admit that I posted a "please help" today. I will try to be more concise in the future.

I will respond to any cries of help whether or not they have an appropriate subject line if I can help. I guess it's like people who won't fill in the details when you upload a card. I won't comment on a card if the poster just directs me to her blog.
ValH is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 02:29 PM   #12
Glitter Queen
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 25
Default

11valerie11 and others.......depending on the computer that I am using...they don't all show the pop-up box that says ".....curser (sp: cursor) over the subject it will pop up a box with the rest of the text from the post - no need to click unless you want to."
26favors is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 02:52 PM   #13
Glitter Queen
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 25
Default

shana and gale - you missed the point........"A tiny request" was trying to make a point in a non-aggressive way.....
Here's the thing.......we're all busy......we're stressed to the max; we just need info quickly and succinctly........so WE CAN HELP.
'Splain it, Lucy. [ref: I Love Lucy] We will help you. But 'splain it quickly. Don't make us wonder what you're thinkin'.........get to the point......we got kids to pick up and grandkids to tend to.......
26favors is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2010, 05:06 PM   #14
Compulsive Stamper
 
rembrandt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Northeast Ohio
Posts: 28
Default

I kinda liked "a tiny request"! I made me very VERY curious - 'specially since I'm new here and want to make sure I don't make any stupid mistakes!
Thanks for the tip!
God Bless
__________________
Robin
Live simply, love graciously, care deeply, speak kindly, pray daily and leave the rest of God!
rembrandt is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off