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In How does Captain America's Shield harness work? The question acts as if the title is the first sentence by continuing with "I am referring specifically to the MCU version"

Often, i open up a number of questions i want to read and then skip the title when reading them. This almost always works, but for questions like the above, i need to re-read the title.

This leads me to wonder:

  1. Should the title be included in the question (in some form) or can the question be treated as continuing from the title.
  2. If the title is a summary, would it be better if the Title field were under the question (above tags), so the user summarized what has already ben asked rather than what he expects to ask?
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  • I searched for "included" rather than "repeated". That's why i didn't find it. Nonetheless, only one person answers it. Is that really the case? Most questions i have come across are written otherwise. Anyway, one thing that is not addressed there is, can the question continue from the title? That point is not really addressed there. Commented Jul 16, 2014 at 14:22
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    The answer states: It should be expanded in the question body; e.g. the title is a summary, a short short version of the question. The body should stand independently, really. Commented Jul 16, 2014 at 14:30
  • If it is a summary, shouldn't the title field be under the question field? Summaries tend to be written after the subject it is summarizing. Commented Jul 16, 2014 at 14:32
  • Is the title of a book or essay also written after the body of the text? Chapter titles? You want to see what is in the box, so to speak, before opening. But once you are reading the contents, the title should not be required to understand the text. Commented Jul 16, 2014 at 14:33
  • I understand that (but, the example i gave does not). I am asking question 2 now. Wouldn't the placement of the title field relative to the question field affect how the user who asks the question treats it? This would have no affect on the way it is displayed afterward to readers. Commented Jul 16, 2014 at 14:39
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    I really see no point in confusing the user with two different placements; showing the title on top but when you ask the question, placing it at the bottom. Commented Jul 16, 2014 at 14:46
  • Confusion. That is a good point. I still think the placement has an affect on its quality. But, at least i know a reason why its better left on top. Anyway, this information is good and not included in the previous question. Thanx for answering. :) Commented Jul 16, 2014 at 14:49

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