Originally Posted by kaldaniels
That was considered. But what I was getting at is let's say I start a thread "Player X is awesome", but over time the thread veers in another direction. Is that reason enough for the mods to change a thread title, or would you ask the thread starter first. As I said, I'm just looking for the ground rules here.
My usual policy, if discussion veers heavily, is to add something additional to the end of the title.
Ex: "Drew Stubbs Defense" -- if that thread morphs into something about UZR and defensive metrics, I might change the title to "Drew Stubbs Defense (Advanced Defensive Metrics)."
I don't ask the OP's permission to make the change, I just do it and move on with my business. Ditto to merging threads that are duplicates or moving threads to other forums. I've never had anyone complain about changes I've made. The goal is to make the board as reader-friendly as possible. I don't think any mod is out there maliciously editing titles to make people look bad.