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Periods on the end of title are lost upon submission, e.g. (amended to show minimal case):

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gives

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EDIT: This is not a case of "reduce any case where multiple question/exclamation marks are at the end of the title to a single instance." Nor of reduce any mark to a single instance.

marked as duplicate by Stijn, Nathaniel, Glorfindel, Nathan Tuggy, Sonic the Bracketed Hedgehog Oct 19 '18 at 18:17

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    I'm fairly certain it's by design. "..." Doesn't explain or clarify anything for the question – Epodax Oct 19 '18 at 10:16
  • Not my downvote, but I suppose you could say which site you see this behaviour on. How long has it been happening. Are you using the new theme? I dunno but it seems a bit bare. – Mari-Lou A Oct 19 '18 at 10:16
  • I am not sure why one would require ellipses in the title. Could be a use case for a specific SE site I suppose – Suraj Rao Oct 19 '18 at 10:18
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    Rather than messing with the character limit for questions, you should add something about why you really need that '...' – user392547 Oct 19 '18 at 11:20
  • "I suppose you could say which site you see this behaviour on" Sorry, I thought that was obvious. This site. (And other *.stackexchange.com.) – ChrisJJ Oct 19 '18 at 18:15
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Correct, why would anyone ever want that...

(Jeff Atwood)

Ellipses don't mean anything, and they sure can't be searched for. Ideally, when people type their question titles, they're thinking about someone searching for the same question as they have. This just can't happen with half-baked question titles that involve the use of ellipses.

Removing them is a passive prompt to define the question title properly (i.e. add whatever clarification the ellipses are replacing) and make the question title useful to those who follow and those happy few who search before posting.

  • When it comes to final periods, they're all removed. You can't end a question with even a single period. – Catija Oct 19 '18 at 12:07
  • "Removing them is a passive prompt to define the question title properly" It's no prompt at all. If the form wanted to prompt for alteration of the title, it should prompt. – ChrisJJ Oct 19 '18 at 18:19

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