This in my opinion is the best way to get your point across... let's face it, most of us here are marketers/copywriters to some degree, so if I see a 'salesy' type topic title, trying to 'sell' me on clicking your post? I generally move on...
#2 Be Specific.
I'm getting tired of the 'Check this out' type of generic post titles... it's just wasting precious time... and I rarely click on a thread that has a generic 'hey click here' type of title.
Simply let others know what your topic is about, and you will get more views. (yes, I know you can hover over the topic, and get a snapshot of the first sentence or two, but usually this doesn't help)
#3 If you are asking a question, ask the question in your title!!!
Don't make your post title look like you are posting the answer... here's what I mean by this:
Best way to do xyz....
What's the best way to do xyz...?
Whenever I click on a Best way to do xyz, and I see that the OP is actually asking the same question that they are implying that they know the answer to, I think to myself, what a waste of time... I'm never looking at so-and-so's post's again... they are just trying to trick me into clicking on their posts... and not sharing the information that I am looking for.
Hope this helps, and please feel free to elaborate on what you think makes a good WF Thread topic/title.
P.S. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!