valerie wrote: Remember we are discussing subjects, not posts.
As stated, symbols per se are not allowed in subject lines.
Also as stated, it depends on the moderator, what members find irritating, complaints, etc.
Members cannot edit their posts once a moderator has edited the subject and/or post.
I am also speaking of subject lines. You yourself have replied to members post that have
: ) , !!! , and hearts (to include my post) in it.
No one has said anything to to me that they find my subject lines irritating in the past, or else I would change what I am doing. I just think that if your gonna do it yourself, editing the subject line in some members post, you yourself should do it to "all" the post that you make replies to. I find that you are a very good mod Val, however, on this, not so much. If I did not see you reply to others post with symbols (mine included) then of coarse I would not see it as wrong.
Ok I will try to explain this again as best I can.
First: Posting needless stuff in a subject topic is not allowed according to the rules. Rules are not
all inclusive of course as rules give a general basis for members to go on and usually members know
what is ok and what is not by reading the generalizations. Also, moderators use at their own discretion
content that may need editing, moved, etc.
Second: I posted some of the numbers to the forum rules so you could review that information. It
states more or less that topic subjects should make sense, to the point, and not have colors etc in it.
Third: As I also stated, moderators do edit topic subject lines as they have time to do so. The thing is
the majority of members do follow the rules and the majority of members do not post stars, hearts,
and various needless symbols into their subject line posts. You are absolutely NOT the only one but
you do have a tendency to do it more than anyone else, with almost every topic subject you post.
Four: Posting cutesy symbols such as hearts, is cute. Nothing wrong with cute. It is something that
tends to be posted to draw attention to the topic. Just like in safe lists and other various advertising
people will use various symbols to draw the eye to their ad. So understand, there is nothing wrong
with it per se, altho it is against the rules here, it is irritating to some people AND if you are allowed
to do it then ALL members would be allowed to do it and it could look quite silly here before long.
Five: I can't recall ever posting hearts and symbols in a topic subject line. Not saying I haven't done
it. Just saying I probably shouldn't have if I did.
Six: You know if this is really bothering you which it seems to be, you can contact admin and see
if you can get the rules changed or at least, have the rules to include hearts, symbols, animals, and
what have you to be ok'd in topic subject lines. I am not the admin here so who knows, maybe they
will edit the rules for you.