For consistency in the dashboard of ClassicPress sites we should come up with some guidelines for petition titles.
Here are some ideas to start:
- First word of title capitalized, other words only capitalized if proper nouns
- No closing punctuation
- Start the petition title with an unconjugated verb: “Add xxx” or “Support xxx”
- Don’t start the petition title with “Petition to xxx”
- Set a maximum suggested number of characters or words?
This would be something that petition creators can use as a guideline, and also a guideline that forum moderators can use to edit existing petition titles.
Every time a petition title is changed, the person changing it should post a comment on the petition thread indicating the old title, the new title, and the specific reason for the change (with a link back to this thread). For example:
Title changed from “Petition To Add Feature Xxx” to “Add feature xxx” according to petition title guidelines.