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Please append the reason for closing to the title along with “Closed”
Can we make the title of duplicate questions say "duplicate"?

I don't know if there is any technical reason which prohibits this, but it would make it easier to scan down the list of questions and communicates more information than [closed], which could have been applied for a number of different reasons.

Examples from the current top questions:

  • Icon idea for “project” [closed: offtopic]
  • Silverlight + Expression Blend = Good UX? [closed: not constructive]
  • Bringing computer icons into the future: Is it too disruptive to UX? [closed: exact duplicate]

marked as duplicate by ChrisF, Manishearth, ale, Bill the Lizard May 18 '12 at 13:59

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    And maybe also have a gray background on closed questions which would make them look more like in a disabled state. – Benny Skogberg May 18 '12 at 11:47
  • This is more of a general question on the StackExchange platform itself rather than one specific to ux.se. I'll migrate it to the main meta.stackoverflow site so you can get feedback from the wider community. – JonW May 18 '12 at 12:40
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    IIRC this was declined for performance reasons; there's only one check for "is closed" and the developers didn't consider it worth the speed hit to include the close reason – Ben Brocka May 18 '12 at 12:40
  • I don't see the benefit here. Closed is closed and often questions have multiple problems with them that makes the exact reason given little more than the tossing of a coin. – Flexo May 18 '12 at 13:11
  • @ChrisF I don't see that reason in that answer - all I see is "edit: my reason for declining this was bunk". – dhmstark May 18 '12 at 13:26
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    Sorry - wrong questions - meta.stackexchange.com/questions/90672/… is the one I should have linked to. – ChrisF May 18 '12 at 13:30
  • Ah, that clears it up. Thank you. :) – dhmstark May 18 '12 at 13:51

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