I really enjoy the forums and am always happy to share whatever knowledge I have in addition to asking my own questions, but find my time is not well used when the titles of new threads are too generic. The whole purpose, I would think, of having the forums divided by topic and of having titles rather than, say, numbers for the threads is to facilitate connection of the questions with people who can actually provide the answer. With that intent, it is obviously desirable that a thread title be specific enough that it calls those who would be interested in it, and spares others the work of clicking to find out what it is about. I don't, for example, know a darn thing about indoor plants, and so if a thread is about an indoor plant it is a complete waste of my time to click on it. If I look at a list of threads titled "Help!" and "Hello!" and "About my plant" I find it unrewarding at best to have to click on each one to find what it is about, not to mention that it is hard to remember whether this posting titled "help!" is the same one as the "help" posting I looked at yesterday. Some days I just can't be bothered. The flag that comes up under the cursor is helpful, and I know that the behaviour of posters can't be controlled to such a large extent. I also know that more moderation (such as editing thread titles) is more expensive, and we probably don't want more, nor would it make us any smarter. Perhaps, then, this is just a suggestion to people posting questions that they do their best to convey in the thread title exactly what it is they want to ask about - in addition to getting it into the right forum.