Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
h a l f b a k e r y
It's the thought that counts.

idea: add, search, annotate, link, view, overview, recent, by name, random

meta: news, help, about, links, report a problem

account: browse anonymously, or get an account and write.

user:
pass:
register,


                               

Short, I said SHORT!!!

Short and Sweet
  (+3)
(+3)
  [vote for,
against]

Good heavens, the titles of ideas have gotten dreadfully long, and rather silly. Could we just go back to a short yet sweet and catchy idea Name? PLEASE???
blissmiss, Oct 04 2016

[Canuck], I'm always available to help... Category_20Consulting_20Ltd_2e
[normzone, Oct 06 2016]

[link]






       Plea received, understood and implemented.
whatrock, Oct 04 2016
  

       Be nice to poor beanangel now. Long and rather silly is just how it turns out for his doings. Can't we all just get along - the long and silly, the short and sweet, the terse and bitter, the rambling and misspelled.   

       Well, not the misspelled. But all the rest.
bungston, Oct 05 2016
  

       No.
8th of 7, Oct 05 2016
  

       [+] For bungstons anno.
bigsleep, Oct 05 2016
  

       Somebody should start an online service for creating catchy idea names, maybe call it Catchy Idea Names 'R Us.   

       Hmmm, far too long; I see what you mean. D'Oh!
Canuck, Oct 06 2016
  

       The problem is, anyone with a truely cutting edge idea won't be understood by anyone else. Jutta has made this beautiful magic, called the halfbakery, that tries to distill the thought, heart and body of an idea. Anyone whom doesn't adhere to the method risks leaving their cutting edge idea floundering and waiting for someone in the future to be more communicative.   

       Of course most of the ideas aren't that envelope piercing but the important three attempt message still stands.
wjt, Oct 06 2016
  

       I used to spend as much time thinking up a title as I did the idea. Just enough to tempt the reader into clicking. Or at least I tried. It was half the fun. Well a quarter anyway...
blissmiss, Oct 08 2016
  

       I agree, amd then on many occasions was accused of simply creating the ideas retrospectively to fit the titles.
xenzag, Oct 08 2016
  

       Wow, the wobbly web we walk when we agree. xenzag.
blissmiss, Oct 08 2016
  

       I spend all the time on the title. Didn't realise there had to be an idea, too.
Ian Tindale, Oct 09 2016
  

       Yes, for example; Two Cups of Coffee, could have been-Two coffee cups filled with hot coffee for one person or maybe two. That is how today's writer would have written it. Give it all away. Why even bother opening the idea???
blissmiss, Oct 10 2016
  

       2 coffees.
nineteenthly, Oct 11 2016
  

       what [bigsleep] said
pertinax, Oct 16 2016
  

       /Two coffee cups filled with hot coffee for one person or maybe two./   

       " l'art d'ennuyer consiste à tout dire"   

       I ran across that most excellent quote in the "Strong Materials" book Max recommended elsewhere on this site. I checked and it is from Voltaire. Very relevant.   

       Also Miles Davis: ""It's not the notes you play, it's the notes you don't play.""
bungston, Oct 16 2016
  
      
[annotate]
  


 

back: main index

business  computer  culture  fashion  food  halfbakery  home  other  product  public  science  sport  vehicle