When people make a post with a link that they include a hint of what the link is about! Is this too much to ask? When I click on a post to find something like 'What do you think?' and just a link deters me from clicking on the link!
For example a post title saying 'Can you believe this' and opening up the post all there is is a phrase saying 'Read this' and a link.
Come on folks at least include the subject in the post, or am I just being too pickey?
You're not being too picky at all. When I see threads like that I normally ignore them, I assume that if the person creating the post can't be bothered typing anything about it then its probably rubbish anyway. I'm sure I miss a few gems that way but I'm not going to lose any sleep over it.
Would be nice, but like Kate B, an hover over the link may reveal all in most cases.
On a personal note, I see some of the same questions on a near daily basis, that a simple Google or forum search would reveal an answer. Yet it can be obvious that the person raising the question cannot be bothered to make any real attempt to find a possible answer. Why should I contribute extensively, when a simple click here link will save me time and effort.After all, that action may resolve and provide a possible solution to the question being asked in a far easier and quicker fashion!.
spuds thats true to a point but some people don't have a clue what they are looking for and are not good at wording the search, what you or I may find simple may be beyond them, but I do agree that some post questions that are ridiculously easy to find the answers to and a simple google search or whatever finds easily regardless of how it is worded. If its a silly easily answered question I do have a tendency to ignore it as I presume the question is asked in the Forum because the person can't be bothered to look. I like helping people but don't feel my time is well spent helping lazy people but there is a difference between someone who is lazy and someone just doesn't know what they are looking for.