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Well, could we? At first thought it seems nice. Has this been discussed before?

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    It seems nice doesn't sound like a compelling reason. – Martijn Pieters Feb 26 '15 at 18:14
  • People could use this to "scream" a question. It would not be fun. – Spotlight Feb 26 '15 at 18:16
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    No because the entire front page of SO would be flooded with: PLZ HALP URGANT PLLLLLLLLLZZ – Mysticial Feb 26 '15 at 18:16
  • @Mysticial - but that's fine. We could use a script to detect the annoying font style and auto downCloseVote all such questions. – Martin James Feb 26 '15 at 18:20
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People would use this to "scream" questions, it has been suggested and denied before. As @Mysticial said, the front page of popular sites would be flooded with

PLZ H3LP URG4NT PLLLLLZZZZZZZZZZ!!!

It would damage the content of the sites and essentially lead to harder and more moderaton... ect.

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  • Whould these font styles not make it easier to detect the rubbish questions? – Martin James Feb 26 '15 at 18:22
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    @MartinJames No, it would just create more of them. – NoviceSEMetaGeek Feb 26 '15 at 18:23
  • @MartinJames not really, people would figure it out and game it to prevent and go under the radar. – Travis Feb 26 '15 at 18:23
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If anything, I'd rather have code formatting in titles.

People are trying to do that quite often, failing spectacularly. I catch myself on trying to do that all the time (which is also, incidentally, the case with GitHub's issue titles).

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