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Should questions include "tags" in their titles?

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

[TAG]: Question

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.

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  • There already is some kind of detection, I'm trying to find a post where dev stated that... – Hugo Dozois Oct 22 '13 at 16:46
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    Thank you, but f there is, it doesn't quite work as I see the TAG: question very very often – Gabriele Petronella Oct 22 '13 at 16:47
  • @amana, I linked the wrong question in my discussion above. The one I was referring to is precisely this one. Check my updated question and see whether your close vote still applies. Also that question doesn't have an accepted answer. – Gabriele Petronella Oct 22 '13 at 16:54
  • Why don't you offer a bounty on it saying that the current answers are outdated and require revision given recent changes? – user215114 Oct 22 '13 at 16:55
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    I've bountied the target and linked to this question. (with the current answers outdated reason) – user215114 Oct 22 '13 at 17:01
  • I haven't thought about it, good move. Thanks – Gabriele Petronella Oct 22 '13 at 17:02
  • And here I came to the question expecting to see someone suggesting that one should autoclose every Singleton question. Oh well... – user213963 Oct 22 '13 at 20:45
  • 5 minutes till the bounty is over...What should I do? – user215114 Oct 30 '13 at 16:55

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