Hey Guys. This is already mentioned at the top of the foru, but I just wanted to make some points about thread titles (or subjects). When posting a thread, your title should be a concise, yet somewhat detailed explanation of your thread. This is because threads are not only there to help the poster, but to help any members with the same problem. A member may be searching the boards for other threads about pups with broken legs, and will not think to read the threads entitled "Help!". Here are some examples...
Situation, your gerbils were mis-sexed and now you have 5 pups in the corner of your tank. You don't know what to do with the father. Bad Thread Title: HELP! Better Thread Title: My gerbil had pups. Best Thread Title: Gerbil Had Pups, Should I Take Out the Father?
You bought a new gerbil, but are unsure of the color because it is Black Eyed White. Bad Thread Title: Confused Better Thread Title: What Color Is This? Best Thread Title: What color is this BEW?
This if not always necessary. Say you got a new puppy and you wanted to tell everybody but surprise them, your title could be "Guess What I Adopted This Weekend" That would be fine. When posting though, consider the chance that in the future, somebody else will be asking the same question, and might find your thread useful.
Jill, I am brand new at chatting. So please bear with me if I go the long way around here. I like the idea of creating a title thread because I am actually trying to get some advice about a gerbil situation and haven't figured out how to even look for the titles and chat spot on this page. (Your page is great- and probably really user friendly, but my daughter calls me the 'black-hole of electronics'. She is not being unkind, just honest. How do I get to a chat spot?
Gerbal been attending vets for six weeks started with scratching so bad getting sores now its all over back round neck looks like its ulcerated at neck vet doesnt know whats wrong everything given makes it worse.Im worried sick got vets tomorrow is it time to stop i cant stand to see snowy suffer anymore. My cat brought it home 18months ago never had ant problem with it till now.Please advise.
Post by seabreezegerbil on Jul 8, 2011 13:47:55 GMT -8
If you go to 'home' on the forum, you will see a number of boards. Go to the one that best suits your question type (ex. you have a gerbil with an ear infection, post in the health board) and in the upper right corner you will see a button called "new thread" or something like that . Click the button and ask your questions