Scenario for using all caps in topic title


(Adnan) #1

I have a topic called “NFL 2014”, this displays as “Nfl 2014”. I can see other use cases such as “NBA 2014” or “NHL 2014”, etc.

I tried to un-checking title prettify preference from “Settings” > “Posting”, changing this preference gives me an alert saying “Title is invalid; try to be a little more descriptive”. Anyway to rectify this?


A plea to allow all caps topics and subject bodies
#2

Agreed; there’s many situations where allowing caps in a title would be very helpful. UFO, NSA, FBI, NAFTA, etc.


(Mittineague) #3

Acronyms, yes.
But would it confuse things to expand them? eg.
National Football League, Unidentified Flying Object etc.


(Jeff Atwood) #4

For now, just add an additional word: NFL 2014 Topic, NFL 2014 Roundup, etc.


#5

Are you suggesting people spell out acronyms in their titles? Or something else? That seems burdensome :ox:


(Adnan) #6

I was able to fix this based on @codinghorror’s suggestion. I added the word “Season” in “NFL 2014 Season”. That fixed it.


(Mittineague) #7

More burdensome for the topic creator, I agree.What I was getting at is more whether or not users might have more trouble finding the topic.


#8

So, are there any changes planned on this matter?

Our French community wanted to create a topic on the video game “FIFA 17” and we struggled to find a decent workaround to make it work. We ended up using “EA Sports FIFA 17” which is unnecessarily long.

Thank you. :wink:


#9

Check the option allow uppercase post it will work

I was able to use FIFA 17 as a title


#10

My bad, it works as expected now. Strangely enough we already played with this setting before without success.

Anyway, thank you!