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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 ...
Matteo Riva's user avatar
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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 ...
NullUserException  อ_อ's user avatar
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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 ...
This_is_NOT_a_forum's user avatar
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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 ...
Sasha's user avatar
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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 we repeat tags in question title? [duplicate]

In a comment to this question: LilyPond - Put ALL noteheads to the left of stems, regardless of stem direction a user asked OP to repeat the tag [lilypond] in the question title. This doesn't seem to ...
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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 ?
Vamsi Krishna B's user avatar
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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 ...
elliott94's user avatar
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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 ...
Philippe's user avatar
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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

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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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, ...
George Stocker's user avatar
203 votes
1 answer

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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Titles should be stand-alone summaries of questions *without* depending on tags

Titles should be completely independent of tags. A good title tells an expert whether they want to read the full question all by itself. I know this has come up multiple times before, before, but in ...
Jaydles's user avatar
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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 silly ...
James's user avatar
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63 votes
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How do I search for questions with (or without) specific tags?

How do I search for questions with specific tags? How do I search for questions that have specific tags? How do I search for questions that contain specific text, as well as specific tags? Are there ...
36 votes
2 answers

"That's not what the comments are for"

I have been informed in the comments at carry over user entered carriage returns from message box and sent in email, that I shouldn't use the comments to inform posters about why I made the edits I ...
John Saunders's user avatar
54 votes
1 answer

What do "watched tags" and "ignored tags" do?

What are watched tags and ignored tags? How do they work? What are tag subscriptions? What are interesting tags? On Stack Overflow, the content of the main page question list appears to be influenced ...
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Tag Wiki best practices [duplicate]

The tag database-design has no tag wiki, and SO invites me to help create one. I've got the reputation. I think Database-design really needs a tag wiki. I'd like to help. But I don't feel quite up ...
Walter Mitty's user avatar
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19 votes
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Stop turning bare URLs in RFC 2606 domains into links

The Problem Sometimes on Stack Overflow (and —how meta­— on meta) you talk about URLs and use an RFC 2606 domain (such as ''), but you will never mean this to be a hyperlink. These ...
Chris Wesseling's user avatar
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I'd like vanity URLs

Feature request: vanity URLs for users who hit some arbitrarily high rep score (like...1?) For example, I'd like to be or
Steven A. Lowe's user avatar
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Display title of question rather than its URL when posting internal links in comments [duplicate]

Ok, this is a really simple one and will be well worth doing IMHO. When you put a link in a comment you get something like this: Pretty similar (if not dupe) to
cletus's user avatar
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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 ...
ire_and_curses's user avatar
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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. Asking ...
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Will tags in title be prohibited programmatically ever? [duplicate]

Pretty popular and actual problem: infinite amount of volunteering moderators edit infinite amount of questions by removing tags from beginning of question. Day after day, years so far. Didn't see ...
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How is the tag chosen to prefix the title? [duplicate]

Which tag is used in the title of a question? It does not seem to be the most popular It does not seem to be the first in the tagging order: This question Loopback connection via PHP's getimage ...
Alex's user avatar
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Automatically remove the patterns "tag :" and "tag -" from titles

My feature-request is a, slightly, stricter version of this, un-actioned one. If the following conditions are true, can the patterns be automatically be removed from the question title: Where the ...
ben is uǝq backwards's user avatar
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2 answers

How does this edit suggestion changes the original meaning or intent of the post?

I am trying to make an edit to this question: What is a None value? For this, I have made two attempts to suggest an edit and both the times the edit suggestion got rejected: Edit Suggestion ...
Aditya's user avatar
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Sloppy Question Asking

While a lot of users have genuine trouble writing questions up in English, some seem to flaunt the basic rules of punctuation and grammar. It's almost like they haven't even spent a few seconds ...
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Help develop the site and community knowledge base in your language

I think everyone agrees that it is great to have a lot of technology Q&A. In this way, anyone can quickly understand how to use a technology. The Stack Exchange engine is a quite complicated tool ...
Nicolas Chabanovsky's user avatar
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Using tags in question titles

Here are three similar ways to title a question: how to concatenate lines into one string bash: to concatenate lines into one string how to concatenate lines into one string in bash Since the ...
Shep's user avatar
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-5 votes
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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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Why do reviewers fully reject obvious edits instead of marking as unsubstantial and still applying it?

I don't get this at all. I'm trying to do as much good as I can, but even so little gets rejected by the users who are in full power to allow that edit. And by rejected I mean not just pressing "this ...
user1306322's user avatar
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Discourage use of tags in title

(Especially new) users often use redundant tags in the title redundantly. In fact, by far the most common edit reason I use a the moment is “removed tag from title”. There’s a consensus that tags don’...
Konrad Rudolph's user avatar
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Android app question titles?

I know the "rule" about tags in titles. When I made my first Android app post, I made the title "Unable to follow links in comments", then Cody Gray added "on Android app" in his edit. I could ...
Steven V's user avatar
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Why are "related questions" suddenly appearing above the answer input (instead of in the right sidebar) for unanswered questions?

(outdated context): I was seeing this on all network sites. Screenshot from MSO: Did something with A/B testing related questions within the answers list (testing has concluded) go out of control? ...
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How to get a support request fulfilled on Meta Stack Overflow? [closed]

Well, the folks on Meta.SO managed to close a support request as off-topic: Please delete an answer that is locked. In fact, the folks on Meta.SE told me to go there and make the request: How do I ...
user avatar
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1 answer

Putting important tags in the title convention

Previously I asked whether it would be a good idea to always put the important tags in the title, visible to Google. As Grace Note points out, something similar is already done, but only for the first ...
Steven Jeuris's user avatar
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"Using" Tags in the Title

I've begun to think that titles like this: Custom Annotations to Validate End Date Doesn't Come Before Start Date Using ASP.NET MVC 4 C Sharp are the same thing as Custom Annotations to ...
John Saunders's user avatar
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Can we do something about people adding C# in their titles? [duplicate]

Commonly, you see questions that state the problem (in very bad, lowercase Engrish) followed (or proceeded) by (lowercase) "c#". Can we do something about this? Maybe ban C# from titles? c# is ...
Cole Tobin's user avatar
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Should I use suggested edits to add tags, or is that too minor a change? [duplicate]

I recently suggested an edit to a question that did nothing but add a single highly relevant tag: It scraped through with 3 accepts and 2 rejects. Two reviewers voted to reject on the basis that: ...
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Is there a way to prevent or discourage spamming edits?

As per title, is there any way to prevent or discourage serial useless edits? I've noticed a string of them coming from the same user and because there's no way to contact them directly I can't tell ...
nathanchere's user avatar
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Please allow "you" in question titles

Including the word "you" in the title of a question triggers an angry red-boxed warning saying: "The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed." The ...
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Error about "proper grammar" when writing the question's title

I was posting a question about enhancing Python os.walk and the built-in censor didn't like my title "python enhanced os.walk" with a box saying something about using proper grammar. However, "...
RFlack's user avatar
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Is it useful to tag a question when the tag is already (appropriately) in the title?

Not to rehash Should questions include "tags" in their titles?, but after some amount of searching, I haven't found a discussion of the inverse scenario. To illustrate, here's the question ...
Air's user avatar
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Tags are not prefixed in the <title> on the MSE question

We had a brief conversation regarding tags at the <title> tag of our SE questions in this question. According to our SE tagging system, most tags will automatically be prefixed into the title of ...
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