One-or-two of the long-standing and talented writers contributing here have recently bemoaned the proliferation of one-line tickers, not all of them brilliantly funny, and the comparative dearth of witty and well-written full-length submissions.
However, while I understand their concern and accept that they may have a point, there have been many instances recently where a contributor has taken the time and trouble to compose a full-length piece but with a title so good that it actually oversadows the substantive submission and would have been just as effective standing alone as a 'ticker'.
The following is just one example:
If a ticker makes pretty much the whole joke, and if it's a good joke, it doesn't always need to be lengthened and it does not always gain if it is lengthened.
Just my opinion, for what it's worth.