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Old 05-27-2017, 06:14 PM   #1
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I wrote TKR the second time around
Some one added "(more on the knee)"

TKR = total knee replacement...

There was nothing wrong with my title.
More on the knee trivializes my post and frankly isn't very nice.
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Old 05-27-2017, 06:22 PM   #2
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My first thought was you were buying stock in Timken again.
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My first thought was you were buying stock in Timken again.


In a health forum for retirees where TKR is as common as a cold??
Yeah right.
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Old 05-27-2017, 06:48 PM   #4
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I think it was helpful. I don't have a clue what TKR is. I wouldn't have opened the thread.
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Old 05-27-2017, 07:03 PM   #5
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In a health forum for retirees where TKR is as common as a cold??
Yeah right.
TKR is not as common as a cold. Even here. Clarity is important.
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Old 05-27-2017, 07:14 PM   #6
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I wrote TKR the second time around
Some one added "(more on the knee)"

TKR = total knee replacement...

There was nothing wrong with my title.
More on the knee trivializes my post and frankly isn't very nice.
I think maybe you're reading a bit much into the intent there. I only know the acronym from posts here, many may not. A little backseat modding doesn't hurt.
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Sounds like a Whaambulance should be called.
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I thought you wanted to be addressed as your Majesty or something.
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Old 05-28-2017, 05:11 AM   #10
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I didn't now anyone could alter a title. I thought only Mods could. No?
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I didn't now anyone could alter a title. I thought only Mods could. No?
You are quite correct. We occasionally alter thread titles if they are unclear or ambiguous, so that people can have some understanding of what the thread might contain before they open it. We sometimes correct misspellings and obvious typos as well.
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Ray - don't take it so negatively. Many of us it would not see that it was posted in the health forum. We see all new posts in an RSS reader that shows the title and the first few lines of text but does specify the sub-forum. I would have no idea what TKR means and, like ReWahoo, I probably guessed it was a stock ticker which is why I never read that thread.

Edit: After responding I scrolled down in my RSS feed and ran into the original post (with title altered). I was able to see enough text to understand it was about something other than a ticker symbol but I still wouldn't have guessed a knee replacement without the parenthetical info.
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I think it was helpful. I don't have a clue what TKR is. I wouldn't have opened the thread.
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Another reason for adding to or editing thread titles is to make it easier in the future to search for a specific thread.
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I thought you wanted to be addressed as your Majesty or something.
You might be right. He was not amused.
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Another reason for adding to or editing thread titles is to make it easier in the future to search for a specific thread.
Whenever I see a poll I add "Poll:" to the start of the thread title as it is the best way to do a search for past polls.

Like Michael I will also correct spelling if I think it would help future searches by members looking for particular keywords. (e.g. I will change principle to principal if needed)
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Ray - don't take it so negatively. Many of us it would not see that it was posted in the health forum. We see all new posts in an RSS reader that shows the title and the first few lines of text but does specify the sub-forum. I would have no idea what TKR means and, like ReWahoo, I probably guessed it was a stock ticker which is why I never read that thread.

Edit: After responding I scrolled down in my RSS feed and ran into the original post (with title altered). I was able to see enough text to understand it was about something other than a ticker symbol but I still wouldn't have guessed a knee replacement without the parenthetical info.


You are right it was much ado about nothing... I'll be more explicit going forward...
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TKR = total knee replacement...
Would not have known that was the abbreviation and would not have opened the thread.

If you would have titled it "Tolkien knee replacement" then I would have read it for sure.
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Would not have known that was the abbreviation and would not have opened the thread.

If you would have titled it "Tolkien knee replacement" then I would have read it for sure.
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