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When should we remove pseudo-tags from a title? [duplicate]

Very often you see different forms of "pseudo-tagging" in titles. For example: c# - how to sniff packets in an app without relying on WinPCap? JS / Jquery: Unable to access the properties of an ...
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2answers
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Do not order tags on questions based popularity and keep them in order specified by asker/editor

It seems that tags added to questions are reordered by popularity, most popular is the leftmost and least popular tag is the rightmost. It seems that this behavior has been recently changed. I ...
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Should SO host howto-style writeups after all?

There's a lot of questions every day on SO that would be best answered with a link to a good tutorial: How to debug Ajax requests How to write a database query in PHP that isn't a crime against ...
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5answers
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Should questions contain general categories in the title?

Way back in 2009, the question was posed: Should language-specific questions contain the language name in the title? I want to ask this again, but in a broader context. On Boardgames, some users ...
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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. ...
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1answer
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Is the quality of question titles suffering due to over zealous reject point hunters?

I've recently improved the title of a question which suffered obvious capitalization issues and improved the grammar in the process: File read in angularjs -> How to read a file in AngularJS? The ...
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3answers
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What's in a Title (line)?

We get some really bad subject lines on SO, and also in some of the other forums I use. Examples: Connection Databinding Consuming web service Weird WebService behavior Soap header WCF help Now, ...
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What conventions should apply to tag wiki excerpts?

On Law we have a bunch of tags to clarify the jurisdiction that applies to a question. Here are two proposed tag-excerpt changes I just saw in the queue. I think there is a convention on Stack ...
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2answers
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“This title is too short to be useful”

I was about to ask a question entitled "Speeding up R for and while loops", and noticed while hesitating that "Speeding up R" is apparently "too short to be useful". So I thought I'd try "Speeding up ...
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How can I write better questions? / Get more answers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to review? Can we agree on a review 'policy'? Agreed Duplicate Can we agree on a review 'policy'? This is a proposed reference question / help page / ...
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2answers
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Correct spelling mistakes in titles [duplicate]

Should I take the effort to correct spelling mistakes in titles? I get a +2 from correcting, but this is a never-ending-task. Is this useful or should I spend my energy in something else?
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1answer
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Improve “The Title Filter” responses

I have been thinking about the problem with using "problem" in question titles, which spawned these threads: The Efficacy Of Stack Overflow's Question Title Filter Moderators should be immune to ...
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2answers
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Is editing out tags in titles too minor when there is nothing else wrong with the post?

Yesterday, a 2k'er added tag to the title of this post. I, knowing that there should not be any tags in the title, put the tag at the end of the title to "work it in organically". Since I do not have ...
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2answers
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Should we approve suggested tags in title removals or mark them as too minor?

Apparently at least one user has found it easy to look for tags in titles and remove them to help them grind our their +1000 from suggested edits. Often neither the original nor the edited version ...
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2answers
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Duplicate Titles needing improvement and/or closed as duplicate

So in attempting to answer: Warn about identical question titles I wondered how often this happens. OH MY WORD!! Here's a data query which returns 10881 question pairs with duplicate titles. ...

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