Linked Questions

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Can we prevent titles with an unnecessary tag in them?

So we have lots of questions that are titled like this: c++ : Failing the template function lookup Specifically, questions that have one of their tags in front of their title. Thankfully, these ...
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How do I write a good title?

A good title helps your question get the attention it deserves. What goes into a good title? Return to FAQ index
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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 part of the ...
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The title word filter is one of the worst ideas ever implemented on SO

There are numerous (1, 2, 3) questions concerning this problem. I realize this is a borderline duplicate, but I'll re-iterate the futility of this particular filter and why it should be outright ...
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What should I keep out of my posts and titles?

I've recently been editing out things such as "hope this helps" and "good luck" from posts and was wondering if that crosses the imaginary line that seems to not exist in the scattered mess of ...
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Why is the first tag sometimes in the <title> tag of some questions?

I searched through both Gaming's Meta and here, and couldn't find an answer to this. I was reviewing my questions on gaming.stackexchange.com this morning and I noticed that in certain questions like ...
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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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Should we stop adding the most popular tag to the HTML title on every SE site?

Stack Exchange started a while ago to add the most-used tag at the front of the HTML title to prevent scrapers from being ranked higher on Google than the SE site itself. This makes a lot of sense ...
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Which tag is added to the page title?

Over at Why is the first tag sometimes in the <title> tag of some questions, Rebecca mentions To this end, the tag listed first on a question (sorted by popularity of the tag) So, what's the ...
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What is the rule for removing title prefix that is already in the tags? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When should we remove pseudo-tags from a title? Example suggested edit: https://stackoverflow.com/suggested-edits/164571 (was accepted with 2 accept votes and a reject vote) ...
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How to prevent tags from being used in question titles [duplicate]

There are numerous questions on meta requesting automated removal of tags from titles (1, 2, 3), and the rule that questions should not have tags in their titles. This is obviously an issue with many....
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Houston, we have a porblem [closed]

Since it's forbidden to use the word "problem" in titles, and there's not even a way for experienced users to add it (or mods) we all know users just get around that filter by typing various ...
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The new {TagName} - {This is the real title} formatting is unhelpful

One of the best things SO did IMHO was to correctly order the HTML title in the order: {Question Title} - {SiteName} This was great because we knew the site name (and the favicon is a better ...
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Display tags in/near question title?

Seems we are not allowed to inorganically include tags within titles, for example "jQuery: How to append to an element?". When displaying questions, what if the tags were moved to be displayed next ...