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Questions tagged [title]

This tag is for issues of what is allowable or desirable in question titles.

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Why can't I end a question title with a full stop? Sometimes it's appropriate

I cannot end a question title with a full stop, as it gets deleted by the system. On regular sites, most question titles will end with a question mark, which is kept. An exclamation mark is also ...
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Don’t break words in the title [duplicate]

I recently noticed that words are broken/split for long titles, e.g.: responsiveness enabled responsiveness disabled Could you please not break words in the question title?
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What kinds of question titles put a site's HNQ presence at risk?

Last month Stack Exchange removed a site from the Hot Network Questions list across the network because of a complaint about some questions that appeared there. I'm not here to rehash that decision (...
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A part of A is eaten from the question title

Despite of responsiveness the left bottom part of "A" letter when it comes as a first letter in the question title is eaten (obscured): Tested for FF and Chrome on Windows 7
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Why does the preview not show the title? [duplicate]

(e.g. on this site.) This omission hides the alterations that the site makes automatically and silently upon submission e.g. this one.
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Add tooltip to post titles in reputation section of profile

I noticed that reputation section in profile doesn't have tooltips for post titles: This looks inconsistently with other sections, and I suggest to add tooltips here too. Furthermore, tooltip ...
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Question title overlap in new design when title is longer

Today I noticed that in new design view count is getting overlapped with question title on scifi.se for longer title: But it's not site specific as same problem happen in Beta site too ( Hinduism.se):...
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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 ...
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What should be the default title case for non-technical questions?

As an example, this question is titled using sentence case. I've been going to lots of different meta sites (especially this one), and I think the needle bent on my oh-me-oh-my-my-ocd-oh-meter. Can ...
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Why can I not include small pictures (or labels) in a question title?

Background There has been no question I have seen on any of the stack exchanges that includes the use of a small picture or label in the question title. I understand pictures are discouraged in the ...
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Forced to edit the title in a migrated question

I recently edited a Stack Overflow question that was migrated from stats.stackexchange.com. My intention was to add new tags; however, I could not submit the edit with the original question title ...
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Topic subject misedited

I started a topic and gave it a subject. Someone changed the subject. The subject is now seriously irrelevant, impeding other users' searches for the answer I wanted and leading to question ...
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Ethics of editing Title, and/or tags

Often times I see posts for which the asker has filled in the maximum number of tags, and although the concepts for each tag exist in the content of the post, the question asked is really only about 1 ...
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Block “{{tag}} question” and similar as a question title

Proposal At least once a day, I see a question titled with something along the lines of: dynamical systems question Photoshop issue publication problem where the first part of the title is ...
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Why are wrong titles shown sometimes?

I was on the profile of affable geek and there I saw this question in his "Top Network Post"-list: (NSFW language used) But this "question" on the history-stackexchange-side resolves to be this ...
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Prefering How to <something>, How do I do <something> or Doing <something> in question titles?

A current FAQ on How do I write a good title? seems ambiguous on whether titles that begin with "How do I <do something> ... ?" or "How to <do something> ... ?" are desirable on Stack ...
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Add something about support to the title placeholder

Before you ask empty fields contain placeholders. I’m slightly confused why does title not contain something about support request? Should we add “support request”-like text to the title ...
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Title is removed/cleared/erased when starting editing

First time this happens to me. When I try to edit I purchase api for sms gateway I have implmented in php. when i execute in localhost it shows error?, the title part is immediately erased: And when ...
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How does the system select which tag to show in the search engines? [duplicate]

One of the sources of visitors to Stack Exchange sites is search engines like Google. When we are shown the results of a question from Stack Exchange sites on Google, we are shown along with a tag. ...
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Undisplayed characters on title on Android app

This question on Math.SE has a title: Prove that the particular function $𝑥^3 +𝑒^𝑥$, is continuous at 𝑥 = −1. and some of the characters are not displayed properly. App Version: 1.0.95 Device ...
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On hold posts marked as closed in search results

According to this answer you can use advanced search to find questions that are on hold now. I noticed that that search produce a list of questions marked with [closed] in titles: But if you open ...
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Why cut off some of the question's title in the link?

Take the hyperlink for this question, which is: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/277369/a-terms-of-service-update-restricting-companies-that-scrape-your-profile-informa which is missing, ...
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Question body does not match the title

I came across this question : regular expression for title case - Python The title was exactly what I was googling for. But the question body asks about overlapping regex, and not about matching a ...
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Showing question state first in its title

I think it makes more sense if the state of a question shows before its title in search results. [duplicate] Title of Question 1 that is so long to find its end then its state [closed] Title of ...
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Cannot edit title of the question if the body is defective [duplicate]

I tried editing the title of nginx rewite for new links structure, but was precluded by doing so. The following was the error message: × Body cannot contain "http://www.domain.com". Please ...
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Is it a bad practice to just include the question in the title? [duplicate]

Occasionally, I come across questions (specifically in Stack Overflow) where the actual question is just included as the title of the post but not in the text. So the text just explains the problem ...
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SO link in answer doesn't auto-translate to title

When I'm writing an answer in Stack Overflow, and I want to refer to another SO question, I can usually just past the URL into the answer, and it will be displayed as the title. But sometimes this ...
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Should questions be asked in the body if they are included in the title?

While browsing my questions, I noticed that a user edited one of my posts by removing the question from the post's body. This was likely done because my question was already included in the title. So ...
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If the $ in a question title is escaped, the \ is shown in the window title

The title of questions that contain a $ that needs to be escaped (the $ is part of code not the start of LaTeX) are not displaying properly in the browser window title. The \ used for escaping is ...
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Is it okay to change title of a user's question?

During editing, sometimes new user posts a part of code in the title, which is weird. Is it okay to change it based our understanding of user's question? I know editing allows us to change the title ...
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Forbidden word (help) got into question title

I just tried to edit this question: Excel If statement help.  I didn’t try to edit the title.  When I tried to save my edit, I got an error message box: These words are not allowed in titles: 'help'...
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Links with plain URLs as markdown code don't automatically display the title of the question when one link in the post doesn't have a plain URL code

I recently edited this question to change the text displayed on one of the links. The question is asking why burnination request questions often have funny titles and had a list of links to examples ...
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Hover text (title attribute) missing in question title

Perhaps this is an intentional user interface change, but it appears that the title attribute has been removed from the question link on the main page of at least several SE sites (cs, electronics, ...
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Title for deleted question is not parsed from the link

When the URL of a regular (not deleted) question is entered in a post, e.g.: https://ru.stackoverflow.com/questions/630268 It will be parsed, and the final post will contain the title, able to read ...
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Please disable “tag in title” warnings for meta sites [duplicate]

So I recently discovered that feature requests such as this and this have already been partially implemented. Any title beginning with a phrase in [square-brackets] will trigger a popup warning: ...
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Clickable title of the question [duplicate]

Every question on every Stack Exchange site being opened has a title, e.g: This title is clickable. What kind of benefits gives clickable title here?
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People using their job title as the question title

I've noticed a few instances recently where new users misinterpret the Title box of the Ask Question form as asking for their job title. This results in questions with peculiar-looking titles like I ...
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Why can't I end a question with “…”?

Recently, I've posted a question with ... (three dots in a row) at the end of the question title. To my surprise, it was removed. I tried re-editing it into it, but it just got removed again. Trying ...
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Automatically detect the title of question from link in chat

We know the SE has a useful feature of automatically showing the title of question when a link of question is written in the body of question. For example: https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/288002 ...
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Edited title doesn't update in the navigation bar

After editing a question and returning to the question page, the page is updated to reflect any edits. The question title in the navigation bar however doesn't update—leaving us with two different ...
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Any suggestion on question title? [closed]

This is my question: How to use php on a website I tried to change the title to something like "how does php work with html and js" but that's not good enough, right? Can anyone help me summarize ...
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“Writing Good Titles” forbids the phrase 'question-mark' in titles

I understand why the standalone word 'question' is forbidden in titles; however SE doesn't make an exception for 'question-mark', as in this case, where I was trying to improve the title from: How to ...
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Encourage active users to edit Hot Questions, especially titles

Questions on the "Hot Network" list are like travel billboards: they advertise sites to users elsewhere, to maybe get those users interested in participating. But I have noticed that those questions ...
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Ability to pick a primary tag of a question [duplicate]

Referenced question: How to check if symlink can be created on a path? It has tags: symlink, vagrant, 'virtualbox,chef` As the title mentions, it's about symlink mainly, other tags are just ...
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Can the character limit error boxes tell us how many characters we are over the limit? [duplicate]

I was editting a complex problem after discovering more details, and I added some details to the title. Turns out my title was too long: Fair enough, 150 characters is a reasonable limit. But I had ...
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Why is the word “problem” not allowed in the question title? [duplicate]

I created the question Excel when connected to external data: "We found a problеm with some content in [file]", trying to summarise the issue in the title. The (shortened) error message ...
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Put the common tags in brackets, instead of using hyphens

For example, when I open a topic on Stack Overflow, and I give it the tag php, then it automatically puts this in the title: php - My question title I think, the tag php should better be in ...
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Title for the icons in per-site and per-site meta

When hover the icons of the Meta User and Main User in the profile page on per-site and per-site meta, I see the title as meta site favicon and parent site favicon. These titles are applied only for ...
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Title punctuation stripper behaves differently when asking a new question vs. editing a question

Observe this revision history: https://anime.stackexchange.com/posts/31758/revisions You will notice that the OP was able to post the following title: Is Kirby a baby in the original Kirby: Right ...
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MathJax does not work on question title on Android app [duplicate]

Although, the question is displayed correctly with MathJax when opened. App Version: 1.0.85 Device Manufacturer: Spreadtrum Device Model: Celkon A35K OS Version: 4.4.2 (eng.root.20140613.225402)