Posting Titles for help - Is yours effective or not?
Before posting in the forum you have to decide ... "Type your post title".
This can mean the difference in the dreaded downvote to a fiver aka as songvenese language, - 5 gets your post hidden, or getting the answer (s) you need.
For example ... HELP !!!!! Is not a good way to start a post. This post is likely to be downvoted because once the link is clicked you find something like "I can't type the ñ in Spanish , how do I do that?" As some posters have said, Is google broken for you? (One of the best comments I've seen yet!). Search the forum first before posting. (The search bar is located on the right hand side above "Your subscriptions".) A better title would have been "I can't type the Spanish letters", it lets others know immediately what you need.
Hello, Hi, How are ya'll today, Heeeeey ... These are not effective titles if you need help. Most likely you will get skipped and/or downvoted. Say what help you need upfront and then in the post body explain in detail, "I need help with my IOS app, I can't find the club tab".
How do I report a user? An effective title, it lets the whole nest know that someone is misbehaving and needs to be reported.
You see where this is going? Think before you ink! (from a generous and helpful birdie)
P.S. there are many other examples, feel free to add what you've seen work and not work for others
Ciao April. I lingot you for a helpful, wise post, and for quoting my phrase "think before you ink". Here come a lingot or two:-)
April, Thank you for posting this, hopefully users will read and apply your post. I lingot you.
Thank you AndresGarner, you are very helpful in the forums, I'm sure it is much appreciated.
I know this post is going down, lol, but I can still use it to help others
It was at -4 but it has jumped back up to +1 so your post might not be down-voted, I really hope this post goes to the top of the popular board, it is a really needed post.
I can always use the link for others, I use so many links from other great birdies it's about time I made one of my own ヅ
Yes, I love the word links ... these are two I use often.
I completely agree! I'm a professional writer and whenever I post a topic, I choose a title in the same way I would any other material I work on.
I saw a post titled "Tinycards" ... that's it. After you clicked the link it said, How do I access Tinycards. Now that would have made a better title, then everyone would have known the OP needed help.
yes i noticed this in posts the ones saying "hellllpppppp!!!!!!" dont get as many up votes or lingots as others
Also typing URGENT!!!!! in a title can get them passed over as well.
I never put "help" in my titles, I just post the issue I'm having a problem with. For instance: Por vs. Para, or When Do I Use Subjunctive?
I usually get the answer I need. I always check the forum first to see if someone else might have made a similar post first however.
Thank you, that's perfect.
That's an excellent example of getting the help you need. The post title certainly makes the difference.
https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian Linda7Italian 2525466 Ciao April. I lingot you for a helpful, wise post, and for quoting my phrase "think before you ink". Here come a lingot or two:-)
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