After winding up on a regex question where literally every related question had the title "regular expression help" (with some variations in case and number of exclamation points) I kind of went on a crusade to give these questions distinct names. But I can't do it alone, there's just too many of them! Dive in and fix some titles!
When they all have the same title:
- you can't find the right dupe to "close as duplicate" even though you know there's dozens of them
- the people asking questions can't find the relevant dupes, leading to even more dupes
I'd suspect this also hinders search engines trying to index them. This problem appears prevalent enough to even warrant an automated quality-control check for titles like
And if any diamond mods wanted to go through and close all the regex questions about parsing html/xml as duplicates of this one that'd do a lot of good too.
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