Having some title issuesLong ago, I undertook a short-term course in journalism. One of the professors taught us that in print media, where the span of attention of the readers is very less, the title is becoming more and more important. He taught us how to give catchy, short but relevant titles to attract the attention of readers. He told us to have such titles which would force the readers to read the entire article or news item. He also used to instruct the students that the title should not ordinarily have any comma, semicolon, or full-stop.
I am trying to follow the advice of my old professor (who left the world log back) as much as possible. I try to give short, crispy but relevant titles to the forum posts without any punctuation marks. But, very, unfortunately, I have been noting that my short titles (forum titles) are being changed to very big titles without crispiness and with punctuation marks at the end. This type of editing (is it editing or elaborating?) is discouraging me.
I am not criticizing any editor. In fact, they are at a much, much higher level. But I, most humbly, requesting them to consider this aspect of short and attractive titles.