How to edit a topic title.

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How to edit a topic title.

Postby blackbike » 4 Jul 2014, 4:35pm

How to edit a topic title?

We are asked to do it but not told how to, and I've tried for 5 mins and that's enough.
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Re: How to edit a topic title

Postby Mick F » 4 Jul 2014, 4:38pm

Go to your post and click Edit, and you'll see the Subject in a box above.
Just edit it to what you want.
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Re: How to edit a topic title

Postby blackbike » 4 Jul 2014, 7:30pm

Mick F wrote:Go to your post and click Edit, and you'll see the Subject in a box above.
Just edit it to what you want.



Tried that. It edits the post, not the title of the topic.

After 30 lucrative years in IT what am I missing here?

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Re: How to edit a topic title

Postby Vorpal » 4 Jul 2014, 7:33pm

you should also be able to edit the subject
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Re: How to edit a topic title

Postby blackbike » 4 Jul 2014, 7:39pm

Vorpal wrote:you should also be able to edit the subject


I am able to edit the title of the topic, but the result only shows up on the post, not on the topic.

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Re: How to edit a topic title

Postby Vorpal » 4 Jul 2014, 8:42pm

Oh. You need to edit the first post on the thread to change the topic title.
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Re: How to edit a topic title

Postby Mick F » 4 Jul 2014, 8:56pm

Sorry, I thought that was obvious. :oops:
Should've said that. :oops:
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Re: How to edit a topic title

Postby Si » 5 Jul 2014, 9:16am

You might also find that if the thread has been merged or chopped up by the forum staff that the title will no longer change.......SW feature.

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Re: How to edit a topic title

Postby blackbike » 5 Jul 2014, 10:38am

Mick F wrote:Sorry, I thought that was obvious. :oops:
Should've said that. :oops:


Not to me.

Thanks, that works.

Curiously this method edits the topic title as displayed on the list of topics, and it edits the topic title for the first post, but it leaves the topic title unaltered in all subsequent posts.

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Yes that's right.

Postby gaz » 5 Jul 2014, 8:15pm

Indeed. The "Subject" is picked up from the preceding post, not the opening post.

Whilst it is editable respondents are unlikely to change it :wink: .
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