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Better to convert to

  • [closed] For an MVC architecture, should I prefer Ruby on Rails or PHP
  • [closed] Gmail: What is a jQuery selector for incoming mail senders only? How to work with highly compressed and nested CSS in general?

I should first read the title and sometimes open the question to understand if the question is closed.

I think the [closed] mark should be at the beginning of the title, not in the end, where I won't ever be if the title is long.

Also coloring will be a good improvement (via @Shadow Wizard).

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Are you saying that you'd generally prefer not to open closed questions, so you'd rather it be at the beginning where you'll be more likely to notice it? –  Cody Gray May 6 '11 at 11:16
    
I prefer to know if question is closed first and after this make a decision if I want to read it –  fl00r May 6 '11 at 11:23
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Erm, so you prefer not to read the rest of the title if it has the word [closed] at the beginning? I'd say something about that, but I'm too lazy to write anymore so...zzzzzz –  Robert Harvey May 6 '11 at 23:20
    
@Robert Harvey, no I didn't say something about my decision, actually I said, that I want to know it earlier then I read the title. It is okay, I think. But you're too lazy :) –  fl00r May 6 '11 at 23:59
    
I can agree that placing it in the beginning makes more sense instead of placing it at the end of a title. At least at most sites (forums etc) you also have leading tags like [updated], [closed], [important]. But it is not a big deal to me. –  PENDO May 7 '11 at 0:06
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I would rather see it marked with different color, like there is different color for questions with zero answers or questions that are in your favorite tags list. –  Shadow Wizard May 7 '11 at 15:48
    
@Shadow Wizard, it will be good as well –  fl00r May 7 '11 at 18:59
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@fl00r: You could start by making a good example and give your question a title from which one can see what your question is about! I had to first open your question to see what it is all about :-) (I clicked on it to find out how a question mark could possibly be closed.) –  Hendrik Vogt May 8 '11 at 12:17
    
@Hendrik Vogt, done :) –  fl00r May 8 '11 at 12:34
    
@fl00r I think that different wording will improve your question greatly.. for example "Change the way a closed question is marked". –  Shadow Wizard May 8 '11 at 12:37
    
@Shadow Wizard, thanks! –  fl00r May 8 '11 at 12:38
    
@fl00r cheers, this already gave you two more votes (except my own) hopefully it will also be handled at some time. :) –  Shadow Wizard May 8 '11 at 14:12
    
In addition to [closed] what about [migrated] I also feel that it could be in a inverted color instead of square backets. Like orange for closed, and grey for migrated. –  Daniel A. White Sep 16 '11 at 14:23
    
Yes, and let's take the text "[closed]" out of the link on the question's page. It's misleading, and may appear to some to set a precedent for writing BB-style tags in titles. –  Lightness Races in Orbit Sep 16 '11 at 14:30

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