Please! Please! Please! A Favor When Starting a Thread

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  1. Cheshire Figment

    Cheshire Figment <font color=red><marquee behavior=alternate>Friend

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    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.
     
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  3. hrh_disney_queen

    hrh_disney_queen <font color=red>My DH has the hots for Stacey<br><

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    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!
     
  4. SplshMtn99

    SplshMtn99 <font color=blue>She talks to me in pretty <font c

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    We do that on a message board I run. DATE / STORE / SUBJECT. :thumbsup2
     
  5. StitchandPooh'sMom

    StitchandPooh'sMom <font color=magenta>Now if only I could think of s

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    Excellent advice! Thanks! :goodvibes
     
  6. Cheshire Figment

    Cheshire Figment <font color=red><marquee behavior=alternate>Friend

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    Right now there are seven post on pages 1 and 2 which are date-vague.
     
  7. figment52

    figment52 <font color=royalblue>Oh man, I checked out the we

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

    Kycha <font color=peach>I'm a grouch with a heart <font

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    Bumping up cause this is great advice!
     

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