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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. Commented Feb 26, 2015 at 18:14
  • People could use this to "scream" a question. It would not be fun.
    – Spotlight
    Commented Feb 26, 2015 at 18:16
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    No because the entire front page of SO would be flooded with: PLZ HALP URGANT PLLLLLLLLLZZ
    – Mysticial
    Commented Feb 26, 2015 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. Commented Feb 26, 2015 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? Commented Feb 26, 2015 at 18:22
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    @MartinJames No, it would just create more of them. Commented Feb 26, 2015 at 18:23
  • @MartinJames not really, people would figure it out and game it to prevent and go under the radar.
    – Travis
    Commented Feb 26, 2015 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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    Now that would be helpfull! Commented Feb 26, 2015 at 18:22

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