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[Titles] Should the most relevant tag be included in the title? [duplicate]

Suppose I have a fairly generic question (like about the use of global variables or something like that) but I'm looking for an answer related to PHP, should I include that requirement in the title? I ...
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Is it bad form to edit question titles to remove obvious tags? [duplicate]

I am wondering if it it as the title suggests, it is bad form to suggest edits that remove the main tag from the title of a question. I am banned from suggesting edits, which is fine, but the accept/...
Simon O'Hanlon's user avatar
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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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Is the programming language not allowed to be part of the title? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should language-specific questions contain the language name in the title? Is there a set policy whether the programming language (or other context) should be part of the ...
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Why is placing the tag name in the question title bad? [duplicate]

I often see edits which remove tags like "C#", "SQL", etc. from question titles. Why are tags in titles considered bad practice? It doesn't make things unclear; it doesn't confuse anybody. But, most ...
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Questions with "Topic:" in title [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should questions include “tags” in their titles? It seems to me that it would be good to mark title of the question with some general topic first... For example ...
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Should removing of tags from question Title be encouraged? [duplicate]

When some one edits a question which involves just removing tags in title, should it be considered as an Improvement of the question and be approved ? or can the edit be rejected as too minor ?
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Guidelines for duplicating tag text in a question title [duplicate]

Suppose we have a question like: How to check if an object is a string in JavaScript? Obviously, we should tag the question with the javascript tag. But do we need that 'in JavaScript' part in ...
Alexander Abakumov's user avatar
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What determines which tag is displayed as part of a question when multiple tags are present? [duplicate]

When posting questions to several different sites across the Stack Exchange network, I've noticed that depending on the tags that I've included as part of my question, one of these tags will sometimes ...
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Why "What Stack Overflow is Not" was deleted

I just deleted What Stack Overflow is Not, a collection of various explanations for things that Stack Overflow doesn't do, wasn't meant to do, or shouldn't be used to do. Several people put a fair bit ...
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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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What's the best of Stack?

Continuing with my series of questions to you - I've got one that's a bit lighter this week. We spent last week firing up our magic wand and changing things. This time, let's celebrate what exists. I ...
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A way to "downvote" a suggested edit and affect both the edit suggester and reviewers

I find a lot of suggested edits pretty poor. For me, it feels like that more than a half of the suggested edits doesn't properly address all issues in the post. The trigger of today was this ...
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9 answers
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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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What do icons on the tags mean?

What does an icon on the tag mean, for example the "rg" before the sql-server tag as pictured below? Return to FAQ index

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