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Recommend better procedure for self-answering when editing question title with “SOLVED”

When someone edits their question, and they add the word "solved" in the title, it indicates that they are editing to add the solution to their question. This results in downvotes, meta discussions, mod flags, further edits and comments left to inform the user of the proper way to handle this, and other types of fanny pain.

Instead, I'd suggest using the post quality testing tools to sniff out when "solved" is added to an edit, then inform the user that,

If you are editing this question to add a solution, please understand that this is not allowed. Please cancel your edit and add the solution as an answer to your own question. After the required waiting period, you can mark your answer as correct.

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  • Sounds good. Maybe check for "solved" at just the beginning or end of the title? Commented Jul 15, 2011 at 16:51
  • doesnt this get linked to this question? meta.stackexchange.com/questions/86278/…
    – Naftali
    Commented Jul 15, 2011 at 17:20
  • Could I get around this by saying [sorted] instead of [solved]?
    – user102937
    Commented Jul 15, 2011 at 17:53
  • @Neal: Crap, that question has a shnitty title. Gonna edit it.
    – user1228
    Commented Jul 15, 2011 at 18:06
  • @Wont im sorry lol
    – Naftali
    Commented Jul 15, 2011 at 18:18
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    @Wont -- you even commented on that question back in April haha
    – Naftali
    Commented Jul 15, 2011 at 18:18
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    @Neal: Not only that, I downvoted it. Dunno what the hell was wrong with me.
    – user1228
    Commented Jul 15, 2011 at 18:23

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