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    To help the willfully clueless who seem unable to grasp the concept of a subject line, how about having the forum refuse to accept a new forum topic unless it has a subject line? This will prevent moderators from having to tell people to "use the pencil icon", which only further confuses the already confused.

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    PeterM
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    Peter,

    That has been a wish for a long time. The current software does not support this feature, however we are looking into this. Take care.

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    Peter,

    This has been suggested. I even mentioned once that, if it couldn't be forced, the default subject line should be changed from, "(No subject)" to, "The poster didn't care enough to include a subject, so this thread is probably not worth reading," or somesuch. But the problem, as I understand it, is that the forum software is a bit brittle and that making any small change would be like pulling a loose thread on a sweater.

    -Phil
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    Personally, if a subject line couldn't be forced, then I would like a variable subject line where no subject was there for a day or so, then it switched to something like Phil said. Usually when I forget a subject (most often in email) it's because I am concentrating on the body so much that I forget the subject.

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    If I see a post with the No Subject, I always open that post because I'm getting very curious on what that new thread contains...
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    We found a way to locate the wayward threads. Josh is correcting all of the threads that have missing subjects. That doesn't fix the problem but it masks the symptoms quite well.

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