I often have difficulty finding old nodes I would like to link to because of common or unrelated subjects (for example, a post about tie with a subject of Re: RE: RE: Suggestions quest).
In an attempt to address this problem, I am going through my old posts (which thankfully are small in number) and apending all Re: titles with (kudra: <subject>) (minus the emphasis). I think this could be useful because:
- Subject titles are now unique, which leads to easier linking (existing links are most likely unaffected, because links to replies are usually done by node_id). Titles are longer, but can always be pasted in.
- Nodes will respond better to searchs by answering to relevant keywords and by specifying the author in the event of multiple returns. A quick glance at the subject will reveal if the post is the one being sought
- The original title is retained, so it is easy to see which posts are related, even without being on one of the thread's nodes
For an example of this, look at my list of postings.
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Ozymandias: Re: Suggestion for post-naming convention
by Ozymandias (Hermit) on Jul 10, 2000 at 20:54 UTC
by Russ (Deacon) on Jul 10, 2000 at 23:20 UTC
RE: Suggesion for post-naming convention (kudos)
by ybiC (Prior) on Jul 11, 2000 at 12:29 UTC