Questions tagged [title]

This tag is for issues of what is allowable or desirable in question titles. For questions about window/tab titles of Stack Exchange pages, use the [window-title] tag instead.

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Change the schema.org generator to include the title element text as name property

Apparently, Google is using the name of the QAPage schema, ignoring the title HTML element. Other search engines are not doing that. We include the first tag in the title to make sure the most popular ...
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Question slug doesn't account for upper case accented characters in title

The title of a Stack Exchange question is included (for SEO purposes) in the 'canonical' URL for the question. In this process, symbols are removed and the title is lower cased, but the latter part ...
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Hyphenation in titles makes it difficult to read quickly [duplicate]

I couldn’t find any announcement about this, so I expect it’s a recent change (or a bug): some words in the titles of questions on the Home page are now broken into two lines with a hyphen. This is ...
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Make visited post titles a more distinct color on Meta.SE

When you visit a post (eg. from /questions or from the home page), the link to that post is changed to be a different color to mark that you've visited it. The benefit of this is that it visibly tells ...
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Major accessibility regression: question title headings

I'm a screen reader user, and am extremely sad to notice today that on a page presenting questions, questions are no longer inside an heading tag <hX>. Example of such a page with the tag ...
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Why can't I ask a question "Why aren't all my IAM groups listed?"

Title cannot contain "Why aren't all my IAM groups listed?". Please provide a title that summarizes your question. For assistance, see: How do I ask a good question? What's wrong with my ...
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Creating a "good title" for a new question [duplicate]

How do people create a "good title"? IIUC, the title should just describe a problem and then you will describe the details of the problem. Now, could someone please explain what is wrong ...
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All title typography conversions were removed from all sites today. Were they useful on some sites, or should they stay removed everywhere?

For a very long time (since at least 2010, perhaps 2008), the system would make modifications to post titles so that they'd better conform to English style guides: When "straight quotes" ...
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Oneboxed feed post has HTML entities in the title

This post from a chat feed has HTML entities in the title: (note that the quotation marks which are in the question body seem to work just fine) A previous post from the same feed does not have the ...
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Searching for title:"phrase here" (with the quotation marks) returns search results for question and answer bodies if none exist for the title

From the help center's article on searching: To limit your search to just the title of a question, use title: followed by the search term. Likewise, search the body only (exclude the title) with body:...
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Long word in title overflows into right column in suggested edits queue

In the suggested edit review queue, it seems if the title of a question contains a very long word it will overflow into the right column. This is the review item in question. Using Windows 10, ...
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Show a preview of the title when editing/asking - at least on the MathJax sites

When you are asking a question - or making a suggested edit - you can see the preview of the post, but not a preview of the title. This does not matter that much on the sites without MathJax - after ...
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Terms of Latin origin in plaintext in titles, or some way to italicize them for those who don't recognize them as such?

I had in toto changed to "in total" in a question title with a comment that a spelling error was corrected, even though in toto appeared again in the restatement of the question in the body. ...
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Replace raw links with the current question title in bounty notice

I just started a bounty on the question with the notice that contains a raw link to the MSE question and the link remains raw. It would be well to replace raw links with the question title, like it ...
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Old question title for (cross-site) links [duplicate]

I have an answer on ruSO.meta. That answer contains a link to the MSE question Steward badge description rephrasing. When I added the link to MSE question the question's title had a typo, in ...
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Line-spacing for lengthy question titles in timeline is far too much

In the timeline of questions with lengthy titles such as this one or this one, there is an insane amount of space between one line and the next in the title: The line-height of 2.22 is simply too ...
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Use tag synonym in page title generation algorithm

Most of SE question pages from main sites (not metas) have an HTML title (string inside <TITLE> tag) with the following form primary tag - question's title - site name But there are some ...
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Can we get a preview for titles when writing questions?

On sites like Physics SE or Mathematics SE, it is not uncommon that you have to write formulas in the question title. I know this is discouraged because most people don't search for: "How can it ...
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Truncated spaces at the end shouldn't be counted when computing the 150-character limit for a question

When computing the 150-character limit for a question, the trailing space(s) are counted as part of the question title, even though they'll be truncated away when the question is saved. For example ...
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Block questions where the body is the same as the title [duplicate]

UPDATE: It looks that the requested feature is already in place...the body of the post that triggered this request originaly wasn't the same as the title, this was caused by an edit (I included the ...
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New line on the answers list starts too early

A new line of the question title on the user's answers page starts too early (e.g. Shog9's answers): It seems that the width of the blue margin (on the picture) should be slightly (?) reduced to ...
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Could we have an official preference on English question title capitalization? [duplicate]

The consensus on the preferred capitalization of English question titles in the Stack Exchange network is sentence case (Would this be an OK example?), not title case (Would This Be an OK Example?). ...
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Can I use a title with an error message on Stack Overflow? [closed]

I wanted to make a title like this: Laravel 6 Error: GET http://localhost/fonts/vendor/@fortawesome/fontawesome-free/webfa-solid-900.woff2?55071ae1abc18726e23174192ebc0b68 net::ERR_ABORTED 404 Can I ...
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Can I ask different questions with the same title twice on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I want to ask two different questions with the same title on Stack Overflow. Is this possible? If it is not then why can I not? I have two different purposes for the same title. We cannot explain our ...
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MathJax \newcommand in question titles is incorrectly scoped to the entire page, unlike in posts and comments

There are many sites in the network where MathJax is enabled. In MathJax we can also define macros - which can be used basically as shortcuts. However, some problems might be caused by such macros, ...
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Why is this suggested edit of a question title displaying peculiarly? [closed]

I'm looking at a suggested edit to the title of How can I get exposure to mandarin usage and pronounciation? at Chinese.SE: I almost rejected it, thinking it would change the title to the following: ...
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No notification when somebody edits the title of your question

I didn't get an inbox notification for this edit, even though title edits are substantive and you should get an inbox notification for substantive edits by other users to your posts. I've retested ...
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Meta post title overflows sidebar

On Hinduism SE, the sidebar has a Hot Meta Post whose title contains a URL, and this URL overflows outside the edge of the sidebar. The displayed title of the question is Why is this question https://...
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"Your answer couldn't be submitted because: Title cannot be longer than 150 characters"

When editing a question's title, the following error message should say "question" and not "answer": Oops! Your answer couldn't be submitted because: Title cannot be longer than ...
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Is it possible to search some keywords in title only? [duplicate]

I am trying to search the posts whose titles contains some keywords, e.g. "all types of". So, I used this tag and a pair of quotation mark "" title: "all types of" the results shown above are ...
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Can we make the smart quoting algorithm for titles even smarter?

Quotes in titles are automatically converted to 'smart' quotes: Are double quotes being replaced in titles? There are various cases where this is not desirable, e.g. when using them to indicate feet (...
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Username is not displayed in title on answer timeline page

When you open the answer's timeline, the page title will be displayed as follows: e.g. Timeline for answer to Is prior research a must in all network sites? by look at the translate string, you ...
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Why does quoting [ ] characters not search for the [ ] characters in a post title?

I know there is a question recently about the usefulness of the filter. This is mentioned in the question title as "[Filter]". The full title is: Let's disambiguate / burninate [filter] When I ...
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Don't allow questions that have the same title but different punctuation such as a question mark or hyphen [duplicate]

I was on Music, and I saw this question title: I found a question it is apparently a duplicate of with this title: If I were to ask a question called "What is concert pitch?" the system would stop ...
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How are questions with titles that differ only in minor words to rude and abusive questions treated?

The Holocaust denial trolling questions https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/36478/is-there-a-way-to-refute-this-image and https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/36450/can-you-refute-...
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Picking post numbers reveals titles of deleted questions [duplicate]

If you change the post number in any question URL to a number of a deleted question, you will be redirected to a 404 page, but the URL in your address bar will change to contain the title of the ...
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"Title cannot be longer than 150 characters" - why doesn't the field have an input limit or a character count then? [duplicate]

This is really frustrating. Having to edit a title because it was "too long" despite the title field not having a hard limit or a character count.
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Is it ok to edit the title of a question when the author edits the body, changing the topic?

I found a question with the title, "Why does a C++ class name stop being syntax highlighted when moved to a namespace in VS Code?". However, the question body contains: EDIT: I just found out that ...
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Forbid words "help", "confusion" (, etc?) in titles

Suggestion: ban "help", "confusion", maybe "question" in titles. When a user uses these words, show the message (better ideas are appreciated): Please avoid using word "help" in title. Instead, ...
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Allow unique titles of automatically deleted duplicate questions to remain as signposts for searchability even after the questions are gone

This is a synthesis of two feature requests, one quite recent and the other quite old: Request: Don't delete duplicate questions and please think twice before downvoting them Can we have the ability ...
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Questions with invisible titles can be posted by using soft hyphens

Over at Arqade, we just received this question without a title (now deleted, 10k reputation only). The title is made entirely out of soft hyphens, which are invisible. Such a question can't be clicked ...
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Please change title of the highlighted blog post

I take issue with the title of the blog post currently highlighted on so many SE pages. The title says: "Adios to Unfriendly Badges: Ahoy, Lifejacket and Lifeboat" which leads one to believe that the ...
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Title changes in HNQs make browsers mark them as 'unvisited'

In the below example it shows one link as visited another as unvisited. However I have previously read both posts. Can the URL be changed either to short form, or to not include the title.
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Let's not put tag name before the question's title in browser title

I've missed the moment when we've started to put tag name first in the webpage title (or the fact that it was the case since the very beginning), however to me this seems to be a very, well, how it is ...
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Title disappearing when attempting to edit a question [duplicate]

I'm on that question: Threading Isues With Fixed Thread Pool and Large Number of Tasks I tap "edit", and it brings me to that view, where Title field is empty: I tap "Cancel", and the title is gone: ...
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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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