So today I chimed in on IPS and scrolled a bit. This question caught my eye, because it had a number in it.
Something like that I haven't seen in a long time, if ever. Then I read the title and was confused at first, because it started with
ends in 4 days How do I...
This is obviously not proper English. It took me some time to realize that the text size isn't even the same, because the difference is very little in my opinion.
Also, I don't see any reason why that text is necessary in the title.
- It gives no additional incentive to answer the question
- It seems like it's part of the question title
- It's already obvious that the question has a bounty
- The time until a bounty runs out is already visible inside a question
This update looks better or worse depending on the site style, but overall I think that it's not something that is needed and has more drawback than it adds.
So I am wondering why this text has been added in the first place and if it can be removed again? Perhaps a per-site solution is possible. I am open to discussion about it (mostly interested in what that text adds to the user experience).