Well let me chime in then…
Generally I support the idea of having longer meaningfull titles, rather than shorter ambigous ones…
However, as an admin/self-developer, i’ve seen enough examples, where a differenciated limit setting, would have been beneficial…
So much, that I’ve tried to create a plugin overriding/adding the admin/staff/user limit, only to be stopped by the server-side code, leaving me with a “This topic seems a bit unclear message”
My use case is category-configurable, where topics can have different title limits.
For instance concider categories containing topics such as Shops, Manufacturers, Books, Movies etc. The titles themselves can be as short as a single letter like “X” formerly known as Twitter (Now thats a long title )
In the example of a Shops/Manufacturers category i’ve semi-solved the urgent need by appending a :flag: to the end of the title. However this solution is not that user-friendly aesthetically pleasing if it where a book title.
Similarly it wouldn’t be a optimal solution to have the users prepend the titles like “Book - A howto guide of…”
Perhaps topics could be flagged for approval, if users deem the title to be accurate enough, despite it’s short title. This could also be category enabled, so as to not allow short titles where not appropriate (like PMs and general discussions)
Anyway, thanks to all the developers and those giving carefull thoughts on what and how to implement different features (if at all). The focus on stability and secuity is much appreciated.