The leading Q: seems redundant to me. Is there a reason I should not remove it from every question title I come across?

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    Is this just in search results? – ɥʇǝS Jul 11 '13 at 1:33
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    This post is just one example where it is appearing because the asker typed it explicitly. – eebbesen Jul 11 '13 at 1:36
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    Yes, you should remove them. That is very silly and I don't know why anyone would put that in a question title. But when you do, please look for other things to improve as well! – user206222 Jul 11 '13 at 1:39
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    In order to increase load on reviewers with minor edits such as removing Q: I will only remove Q: from titles if I have other significant edits to make. – eebbesen Jul 11 '13 at 1:42
  • That's pretty much how to do it, yep! Thank you! – user206222 Jul 11 '13 at 1:44
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    Well, I wouldn't remove the Q: from this question title ;) – Old Checkmark Jul 11 '13 at 2:00
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    @doubleDown your comment makes this discussion truly "meta" – eebbesen Jul 11 '13 at 2:02
  • No really: "Q: Should 'Q:' be removed from question titles?". – American Luke Jul 11 '13 at 2:10
  • A: The answer is 'yes' – eebbesen Jul 11 '13 at 2:12
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    Incidentally, there are only six questions that have Q: in their title, which also makes search results quite amusing – Doorknob Jul 11 '13 at 2:48

Unless Q: is, in some way, related to the question itself, it should be removed from question titles, after all, questions are the only thing that have titles!

If you don't have the reputation to edit questions without sending them through review make sure you check the body and tags of the question for other things that need fixing. The chances are, if the title contains Q:, the body will have other things that need editing as well.

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  • I suggest you add the proviso that it is not part of the question, as in relevant to the coding problem – user310756 Jul 11 '13 at 2:27
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    @Yve Okay, done. – ɥʇǝS Jul 11 '13 at 2:29

If you have the reputation to directly edit them, then yes, absolutely. As the only edit in the suggested edit queue, I'd vote to reject as Too Minor every time; removing 2 characters from the title isn't worth reviewers' time in my opinion.

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