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Should question titles begin with "How to"? [duplicate]

I wonder whether questions should start with How to or not. For example below is the name of my last recent question. It starts with How to which is more easy to read in my opinion. How to find ...
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How can I use stackoverflow more effectively? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: HOWTO: Writing Good Titles Is SO/SF/SU search not good or am I using it wrong? When I search for some solutions to my problems, I search in the StackOverflow search box ...
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Title being rejected on StackOverflow [duplicate]

I'm trying to post a question/answer on StackOverflow and it won't accept any title I give it, saying "This title doesn't meet our quality standards". I've tried every possible wording that makes any ...
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What are the criteria for an acceptable question title? [duplicate]

I am trying to post a question, but the title of the question is apparently not of an acceptable quality, resulting in an error. What are the criteria for an acceptable question title?
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Creating a "good title" for a new question [duplicate]

How do people create a "good title"? IIUC, the title should just describe a problem and then you will describe the details of the problem. Now, could someone please explain what is wrong ...
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Title for questions - delete tag name if included? [duplicate]

Is there any recommended way to title or change the title of questions? If the title mentions tags, should we delete them? In particular, I just found a question title "BASH - Howto run function when ...
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Title post on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

Sometimes, I just don't know what the title should be for a given question/problem on Stack Overflow, though I can detail the question/problem... What should I do in such case as I really don't ...
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Let's Plan the Second Iteration of the Stack Exchange Quality Project! [closed]

In case you missed the first one, check out the se-quality-project tag. The quality project isn't one that we plan to ever finish, it's perennial and kicks in every 18 months or so after we've had ...
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Recent feature changes to Stack Exchange

This is an unofficial list/changelog of new features and various changes to Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network. It is maintained by the community, while a Stack Exchange employee changes ...
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Should questions include "tags" in their titles?

I've seen questions edited to remove the language name from the title. Won't search engines - and folks using search engines - have an easier time finding them if these "tags" are kept as ...
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Should question titles be phrased as questions? (A straw poll)

Should the titles of Stack Overflow questions be phrased as questions? For example, if I would like to learn good ways to "foo" a "bar", which is a better question title: How do I foo a bar? Fooing ...
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Would the Stack Exchange network be better if titles contained complete, grammatical questions?

We have had quite a few discussions here in the past of whether titles should be phrased as complete questions. For example: Should question titles be phrased as questions? (A straw poll) What's in a ...
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How can I get answers fast?

How do I ask a question so that it can get a quick response? I see some of the questions are very old and still not answered, but some others get a very quick response. Return to FAQ index
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How can I get the 2012 April Fool's joke to appear?

Honest question, I can't seem to get the April Fool's Joke to appear. Is there some condition it requires? Is it only on some sites? I've heard you just open a tab with an SE site/post in it and ...
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Change "What's your Programming question, Be Specific" to "What would someone search for if they had your issue?"

I've seen a lot of issues recently where users put in a half-baked title, like: What is the difference between these two lines of code? (About 1 Million Results) Since I believe in organic titles, ...
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