| ||Ask HN admins: please stop editing submission titles|
398 points by gnosis on Jan 31, 2013 | hide | past | web | favorite | 73 comments |
|The widespread practice of admins changing submission titles is incredibly annoying and obnoxious.|
I would be more forgiving if the edited titles were actually clearer and more descriptive than the titles the submissions originally had. But much of the time they are worse.
Sometimes the titles will be changed to the title the article originally had. This would be fine if the title was a good one. But often the original article title is not very descriptive, and the submitted title is better. In this case, changing the title to the original article title helps no one. It makes the submission look more vague, obscure, and generic.
If the title changing was actually improving the site, I'd be all for it.
But you guys are incompetent, and are making HN worse. Please stop it!
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