The tabloids in the supermarket check-out line crack me up with their sensationalism. But, they certainly catch my eye.

It got me to thinking about the Discussion Forum Titles here on C-Net. Of course, when any of us start a forum, our goal is to encourage others to participate in discussion. The first part of any forum that we see is the title, so it seems to me there's nothing wrong with working to make it engaging. But, would it be legitimate to tend toward the 'sensational' in the title to make the forum more readily noticeable?

I'm not speaking of being inaccurate or of embellishing, but I'm sure you know what I mean when I say the same information can be conveyed in multiple ways - and some are more interesting or eye-catching than others. Some words are more compelling, for instance, and punctuation or even ALL CAPS might be tools worth considering.

What process do you go through in selecting your forum titles?