How many characters can you put in a subject line on a new thread title on the comps board?

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edited 7 June 2021 at 11:50AM in Compers chat corner
Just thinking that it would be a good way to get round the missing hover preview that everyone complains about.
It would be a little extra work for those that post the comps but everyone that uses the board would benefit.
There is no need to type 'Win' every time, all the posts are to win something, it's what the board is for.
FB, Tw, IG, raff, snizl, etc are a must so room needs to be made for them as is daily or mags daily (any others)

It would mean a new way of thinking for posters of comp but rather than wasting time and effort to get MSE to put thing the way we want them (never gonna happen) we should make the effort to have the thread title more descriptive (most are anyway) to save users wasting time clicking on threads then just red ticking and back spacing.

Any other suggestions?

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  • Ms_Dee
    Ms_Dee Posts: 7,875 Forumite
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    edited 7 June 2021 at 8:21PM
    I like putting 'Win a...' but obviously if it stops the important information being missed out, I will cut that bit out.
    E: DD/MM (Time) Win a 'Prize' (Entry way) Only add the time if it doesn't end at midnight or 23:59.
    If it is collection or only certain people can enter, I try to include it after the entry way.
    The titles that say 'Win with (enter company here)' puts me off, as it doesn't say anything about what you can win, even if it just said a stationery bundle or a holiday, it would be more helpful.

    Some more suggestions:
    I do wish that some people would put Register/Login if it is needed, doesn't have to be in the title, but in the top of the thread would be useful, as I am guilty of clicking on the same websites to try and enter to realise that I need to be signed in and I'm not a member.

    Radio competitions are often posted with lots of information, if you have to go on air, that would be useful in the title or highlighted at the top of the post, as I then know to back away 😂

    Competitions that have tickets to events, if we could maybe include the location of the event and/or the time and date, that would be so useful. Same with holidays, some say - a stay at The Cross Keys. Where is the cross keys? I sometimes have to follow the link to find out it is over 8 hours away etc.

    I'd love to enter more holiday competitions, but I don't currently have a valid passport, most will want you to have a valid passport before you enter, but some don't, I just avoid them all, as I can't go through every terms and conditions to find this out. (I do skim most Terms and conditions if I am actually going to enter) I guess this would be the same for the competitions that require a full driving licence etc.

    These are just suggestions but they would really help most people out, so if you are able to take a second to add a bit more information, it may save others a lot longer, thanks :smile: xx
    Thank you to everyone who posts competitions and good luck to everyone who enters.
  • thingamaBob
    thingamaBob Posts: 21,232 Forumite
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    Ms_Dee said:
    The titles that say 'Win with (enter company here)' puts me off, as it doesn't say anything about what you can win, even if it just said a stationary bundle or a holiday, it would be more helpful.
    I would be a little surprised and somewhat disconcerted if a "bundle" was moving when it was delivered.🤣
  • Ms_Dee
    Ms_Dee Posts: 7,875 Forumite
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    Ms_Dee said:
    The titles that say 'Win with (enter company here)' puts me off, as it doesn't say anything about what you can win, even if it just said a stationary bundle or a holiday, it would be more helpful.
    I would be a little surprised and somewhat disconcerted if a "bundle" was moving when it was delivered.🤣
    Oops! haha. I may amend that.
    That is what happens when lack of sleep takes over and you're pinning your eyelids open. It isn't even a word that I usually type incorrectly, although there are a few of those 😂
    Thank you to everyone who posts competitions and good luck to everyone who enters.
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