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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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Question title disappears when page reloads [duplicate]

This has been happening for so long (years) that I just took it for granted and never questioned it until now. Maybe this specifically happens on iPhone SE in Safari, but I think it happens in general....
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What happened to the LLM-based title drafting tool?

A few months ago, I saw some blogs in the community about the title drafting assistant: this blog and this. I've noticed that the community has recently been providing AI-related services, including ...
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Title not saved as part of question-draft

When drafting a question, the body and tags are saved, but the title never is- this seems like a clear bug. Can it be fixed?
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AI/ML Tool examples part 3 - Title-Drafting Assistant

This is the third in a series of posts that we’re using to show (broadly, directionally) some of the potential use cases for generative AI in the Stack Overflow and Stack Exchange environment.  ...
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Long title breaks strict column design on reputation tab [duplicate]

On the reputation tab in user profile page when the title is long enough it uses columns that are not intended (in my expectation) to be used for question's title: I propose to place question's title ...
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Use of strong words, modifiers, and hyperbole in per-site meta post titles disputing something

This is a follow-up of How should mods of per-site-meta with low / slow participation handle posts that if posted here will be negatively received?. The answer to that question said "there is a ...
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An example of a generative AI tool: Suggesting better question titles

With all the conversation around generative AI and our early explorations into it, I thought it might be useful to post some screenshots that show examples of the type of early experiments that we’re ...
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Can we alias a question's title without creating a separate question?

For a long time, we have marked questions as duplicates as way of aliasing another question. For example, I saw a question on a Stack Exchange site which was titled something like: I am *onfused with ...
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Question title lost on non-relevant edit

I found the old question (which happens to be mine) with the link to the migrated post. That's how it looked 30 minutes ago: After that I fixed a typo in a word and now it look like that: As you can ...
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Don't cut off question titles on the search result page

Feature request: Don't cut off question titles on the search result page. Example:
Franck Dernoncourt's user avatar
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New line for question title. Is it really needed?

Is starting a new line really necessary on some questions in that design? Can’t it be fit in the single line?
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How did the user post two questions with identical titles?

Yesterday a user posted this SO question: How to use JOIN to match the records in mySQL Today they posted this followup question, and gave it an identical title: How to use JOIN to match the records ...
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Stack Overflow forbids usage of the word `help` in question about CLI `--help` option

A question title I wanted to submit got rejected because it ended with help?: How do I get typer to accept the short `-h` as well as the long `--help` for help? I was told: Your question couldn't be ...
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Editing the body of a question can sometimes cause the title to change without any prompting ...

There is a trimming routine that removes or changes certain punctuation at the end of a title. For example if you try to end a title with ... it will be removed from the title, when you hit submit. ...
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Title and body are opposite questions; should we edit for consistency?

This question is solely about (editorial) style. Consider the following (made up) examples: Title: Is foo safe? In the body: Is foo unsafe? Title: Can baz affect qux? In the body: Can I assume qux is ...
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"Is it possible to...?" vs. "How to...?", Which one is better for title and style of questions, considering practical and psychological aspects?

I should first mention that I also meant "Is it OK to...?" and phrases with more or less similar meaning by mentioning the phrase "Is it possible to...?" in the title of this ...
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Does the <title> prefix from a post tag, that SE renders in post HTML, affect post placement or visibility?

I asked this question and noticed that it was <title>'ed as "drywall - How should you insulate ..." Primarily the question is about insulation, however: the question does mention ...
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Title doesn't change when edit to title has been made

At one point, while watching one of my questions for comments, The "An edit has been made to this post" message showed up. I clicked the message, but I saw no difference between the unedited ...
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Old subject still used in linked question after typo fix [duplicate]

In the question : Recommended ssl_ciphers for security, compatibility - Perfect Forward secrecy you can see that the question What are the OpenSSL standard Diffie-Hellman parameters (primes)? is ...
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Find questions with the longest titles

I want to find the list of questions on a site that have the longest titles. The purpose is testing design elements that might break or have layout problems if the title is too long. It's also an ...
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Long.strings.with.no.spaces in titles overflow into the right column

On an individual Badges page (for example, Promoter), when a title includes a long string with no spaces, it overflows into the right column (where the user cards are): It's worse on mobile (Chrome ...
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How to apply special formatting within a question’s title, e.g. to highlight a keyword such as … 𝙇𝙞𝙣𝙪𝙭?

Have a look at the formatting of the title of the question “What does the ASCII art on the 𝘼𝙢𝙖𝙯𝙤𝙣 𝙇𝙞𝙣𝙪𝙭 2 𝘼𝙈𝙄 MOTD mean?”, and notice that some of the words used in the title (such as 𝙇�...
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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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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 ...
Ashiful Islam Prince's user avatar
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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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