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Just a point, it would really help those browsing if questions could be posted with taglines that give a good indication as to what the question is about. Most people are very good about this but there are some 'pretty vacant' exceptions. Just labelling a question 'help needed' is useless, and annoyingly relies upon the curiosity of the browsing person to open it up rather than offering the slightest clue as to what the question is about. There is even a question running at the moment with the tagline 'Um help'. What use is that? 
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[quote user="Etoile"]Just a point, it would really help those browsing if questions could be posted with taglines that give a good indication as to what the question is about. Most people are very good about this but there are some 'pretty vacant' exceptions. Just labelling a question 'help needed' is useless, and annoyingly relies upon the curiosity of the browsing person to open it up rather than offering the slightest clue as to what the question is about. There is even a question running at the moment with the tagline 'Um help'. What use is that? [/quote]

There are a couple of ways to try and work out what the post/question is really about when the title doesn't make it quite clear.[:)]

One is to roll your cursor over the title before clicking - the first line of the post comes up. The other is to look at the section title ('Education in France' etc).

You've posted this in the Legal section so that didn't quite work out for me this time.[;-)]

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[quote user="Tresco"] There are a couple of ways to try and work out what the post/question is really about when the title doesn't make it quite clear.[:)]

One is to roll your cursor over the title before clicking - the first line of the post comes up. [/quote]

Exactly Tresco.  For this method to work Etoile, you will need to make sure that it's enabled in your profile.  Open up the "Edit your details" section, at the centre top of the page, by clicking on your username.  Scroll down until you reach the "Site options" section, and then make sure that the "Enable Post Mouse-Over Popup" option is set to yes.

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[quote user="Tresco"] There are a couple of ways to try and work out what the post/question is really about when the title doesn't make it quite clear.[:)]

One is to roll your cursor over the title before clicking - the first line of the post comes up. [/quote]

Exactly Tresco.  For this method to work Etoile, you will need to make sure that it's enabled in your profile.  Open up the "Edit your details" section, at the centre top of the page, by clicking on your username.  Scroll down until you reach the "Site options" section, and then make sure that the "Enable Post Mouse-Over Popup" option is set to yes.

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Bless you Cat.  You don't know how many times (over the...years) I have wanted to scroll over the title to see what it was about without having to open it.  Now I can. Yippee[:D]

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