Recently I answered a question that deals with a very common problem. After reading the question title again I realized that very few people would express the question the same way as the person who asked it. Therefore it would be hard for others to find it and its answers.

Is there a way to suggest a new title for a question?

  • Kudos to Gnome for the title change :) Mar 25, 2010 at 16:56

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Edit the title, or leave a comment.

  • (I wasn't aware that with 2000 rep you can edit titles as well.) Mar 25, 2010 at 16:57

You can edit the title yourself if you have 2000 rep points (which you don't), leave a comment asking for such an edit, or maybe even flag the post for moderator attention, explaining your reason.

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    I wouldn't encourage contacting a moderator to edit the title. Not unless the title is offensive, or inappropriate in some way. If you decide to do this, please make it your last option.
    – Sampson
    Mar 24, 2010 at 16:07
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    Agreed, flagging for attention should not be used a substitute for simply not having enough rep to edit. There's a reason such changes are limited to those more familiar with the site that have also helpfully contributed (as judged by the community).
    – Gnome
    Mar 24, 2010 at 16:59

Generally, I'm pro edits only for the reasons of:
1. correcting grammar / punctuation / and the like (like that one blank between punctuation that everyone freaks about).
2. correcting it in a way that it adds extra info

All other, in general, no.

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    I am way more likely to edit a post to make it clearer to the reader before I start fixing grammar, punctuation, etc (unless it just incomprehensible). But, as long as I already editing, then I'll fix up the incidentals. Mar 24, 2010 at 17:28
  • @Robert ... - all right, but how do you know you're doing it right ? I've seen cases where the content was edited in a way that the new one didn't correspond to the meaning of the old one ... not to my understanding of the old one, at least. So it is somewhat subjective, is it not ?
    – Rook
    Mar 24, 2010 at 18:09
  • It is subjective, to a point. If you change meaning or context, it's a bad edit. But I have many, many years of technical copy editing experience and it becomes easier to notice when "Oof, this would be much clearer if you used this word (or said it this way)." But my point was that I generally don't do simple remove-that-one-blank -type edits unless it is accompanied with changes making the post clearer. That's just me, though. I want to correct everyone's spelling/grammar but it just feels somehow "wrong." I don't fault those who do it, though. More power to you, really. Mar 24, 2010 at 19:55

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