Why is it even possible to change the content of the Subject line for each post? When you do that (you know who you are!
) then your new line replaces the OP's chosen Topic Title (Subject) with yours on the Home > Forums page. Not only does that seem like Topic-jacking or Subject-jacking or whatever, but subsequent posts feed off of it when people just click the last "Reply To" button to add their two cents. So why isn't Topic-jacking or Subject-jacking just as offensive (generally) as Thread-Jacking?
There certainly are enough terms for the same thing! The button to start a Thread
says New Topic
, and we also can designate Watched Topics, but, the heading above the, uh Topics says Subject
Maybe we need to merge them. But, back to my complaining... When I see a Topject/Subjic(Subpic?) that I've not seen before on the Forums page, I think, "Oh, a new Thread". Then I find out it's an alias. Grumble, grumble...