I was wondering whether it would be viable to detect patterns like
Foo: Does the quick brown fox jump over the lazy dog?
in a question's title and show a sort of warning
It looks like you are including a tag in your title. The format
and similar are strongly discouraged and you should include tags in the appropriate section below.
I believe this could educate new users, especially those coming from a forum background.
Seriously my eyes hurt every time I see
iOS - How to blablabla NSString: cannot blablabla ...
I'm aware of Can we prevent titles with an unnecessary tag in them? but it's two years old and it has been dismissed with - in my opinion - questionable reasons. Specifically Jeff stated
[It's] not really a problem so long as they are not happening "too often". It is the ritual and systemic use of tags in this manner that I object to, not the mere presence of it at all.
This was two years ago. Right now I feel like this format is being abused and we are doing nothing for discouraging it.
Also I strongly believe that moving the tags box before the question title (as proposed in Tags: Adding tags before title of the question) would help a lot. Clearly people think about narrowing the topic down before making the question, and I think it's also why we get so many tags in the titles.