Okay, let me address a few issues. I didn't believe Keres' post was ranty to begin with, which is why I said repost it under a different title. Now, my impression is, and I could be wrong, is that "ranty mcventy" (or the like) is a bad precedent because posters will object that their post isn't a rant. I think "There has a marked increase in the number of posts that are not only contain the words "rant/ranty/vent/venty" in the thread title makes it clear, but obviously people disagree with me.
Shores was right in that if Keres had used the word "my mom is ranting at me" (or something similar) this thread wouldn't exist and I would be a happy camper doing something else that is far more enjoyable than having to defend my actions.
As for PMing somebody, or even posting in the thread about changing the title, nope, not gonna happen. Another mod might, but frankly I don't care to. Am I a big meanie, maybe, but I have better things to do, believe it or not. Furthermore, and perhaps this is where the communication breakdown occurred, I believe that Jeanne's edict said titles with "rant" or "vent" in them was quite clear. I think consequences have actions, and if someone flaunts the rules, they face those consequences.
As for my using "rant/vent" in the title of my post, well, so did Jeanne in her original sticky post addressing it. I used it not to rant/vent, but to remind others that, in my estimation, it's not kosher.
My head hurts. I will, however, despite that, confer w/Jeanne as to the exact meaning of the original post.