It would be nice if ...

  Jak_1 01:30 19 Jun 2007
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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?

  Pine Man 08:20 19 Jun 2007

Not at all picky.

In the same vein what about those who post a thread for help and are never heard of again!

  dagbladet 09:59 19 Jun 2007

Not picky at all, and I like the irony of your thread title.

  Cymro. 11:15 19 Jun 2007

You ask "am I just being too picky?"
yes probably, but I still agree with what you say about such links.

  Totally-braindead 11:20 19 Jun 2007

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.

  Kate B 11:28 19 Jun 2007

Totally agree, Jak_1. I sometimes hover my mouse over the "click here" which shows you what the link is, but if it's a tinyurl you have absolutely no clue what the OP is on about.

  spuds 11:57 19 Jun 2007

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!.

  Kate B 12:52 19 Jun 2007

If I preface a reply with "Google is your friend", it's a hint that future questions might well be answered by a few minutes with the search engine.

  Totally-braindead 13:25 19 Jun 2007

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.

  anskyber 13:40 19 Jun 2007

Are we confusing two rather different things here?

I read your thread as raising concerns about threads in Speakers Corner which give little away in terms of the subject. In such cases I agree with you, I tend to ignore them.

In the Helproom I think it's a little different where many including me can reply to a qustion with a click here.

  Jak_1 14:22 19 Jun 2007

Basically I was meaning here. The helproom is a bit different as you say.

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