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Cheshire Figment
12-15-2008, 01:24 PM
If you are starting a thread which relates to a certain date or date range, please put the date(s) in the title.

If you put in words such as today, tomorrow, yesterday, this week, next week, last month you can confuse the readers.

If a particular store is holding a specific promotion for "today only" once "today" is over the promotion has ended but it is possible that the thread will get occasional posts to it which brings it back to one of the front pages of the index.

When you look at the index you can only see the date of the last posting, not the date the thread was started. And if people start somewhere other than the first post they can't tell when date is really meant.

This can confuse and/or annoy people when they find out this special was ten days ago.

I know it takes a couple of seconds extra typing, but you help out lots of people.

hrh_disney_queen
12-15-2008, 02:38 PM
Ooh, this happened to me once, thought I would get a great deal...only to find out that it had ended two weeks ago. Great idea!

SplshMtn99
12-15-2008, 02:47 PM
We do that on a message board I run. DATE / STORE / SUBJECT. :thumbsup2

StitchandPooh'sMom
12-15-2008, 03:44 PM
Excellent advice! Thanks! :goodvibes

Cheshire Figment
12-15-2008, 09:34 PM
Right now there are seven post on pages 1 and 2 which are date-vague.

figment52
12-15-2008, 09:47 PM
If you are starting a thread which relates to a certain date or date range, please put the date(s) in the title.

If you put in words such as today, tomorrow, yesterday, this week, next week, last month you can confuse the readers.

If a particular store is holding a specific promotion for "today only" once "today" is over the promotion has ended but it is possible that the thread will get occasional posts to it which brings it back to one of the front pages of the index.

When you look at the index you can only see the date of the last posting, not the date the thread was started. And if people start somewhere other than the first post they can't tell when date is really meant.

This can confuse and/or annoy people when they find out this special was ten days ago.

I know it takes a couple of seconds extra typing, but you help out lots of people.

Excellent Idea - I thought it was only me that was confused by these kinds of references

Kycha
12-15-2008, 11:03 PM
Bumping up cause this is great advice!